Quality Inn & Suites
3001 East Business Loop 20
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 333-3931
Fax: (432) 333-9961
Opened in 1951, the Ector Theater is a one-screen theater upon which all the glitz and glamour, heartache and heartbreak of the big screen took place. The building itself is a beautiful piece of architecture made from dark orange bricks with a marquee wrapping around the front. In 2001, under new ownership by the city of Odessa, it reopened and brings back the glory days of cinema. Often playing old classics, the theater also has live concerts impersonating some of hottest bands from decades ago.
Located on the Odessa College campus, the Deaderick Auditorium is home to the Odessa College Music Department. This local auditorium seats 750 and is an excellent venue to catch a music or theater performance.
The brainchild of a high school teacher, the Globe of the Great Southwest is a replica of the theater in London at which Shakespeare's masterpieces were performed. An octagonal building with 418 seats, the intimate theater helps one to appreciate plays just like they were seen so many hundreds of years ago. On the same ground is a writer's garden including a labyrinth and a replica of Anne Hathaway's cottage which may be rented out for various purposes. Each month, the Brand New Opree presents a live country show at the Globe and a yearly Shakespeare Festival is held as well.
This professional minor league hockey team is a member of the Central Hockey League and an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers.
This complex is spread over 42 acres. With more than 145,000 square feet of exhibition space and a seating capacity of up to 8000, the Ector Coliseum is ideal for mega events. Come visit a huge range of concerts, sports shows, trade shows, festivals and much more. Watch the matches of the NIFL Odessa Rednecks Football Team and the CHL Odessa Jackalopes Hockey Team. Check out their schedule of events and book tickets for the ones that grab your interest.
The Odessa theater guild was formed in 1939 and has since grown to inspire and enrich the community of the Permian Basin. Today the Permian Playhouse stages plays and musicals throughout a the full season, bringing to the audiences countless classics and experimental plays. Plays that are featured at the Permian Playhouse have included well known masterpieces like Grease, A Christmas Story, and The Wizard of Oz. The theater also continues to be the site of theater education classes and youth theater productions, thereby ensuring the cultural enrichment of the following generations.
Texas is where high school football is at its best and nowhere is it better than in Ratliff Stadium. With room for 19,300 spectators or 19,500 when standing-room only tickets are sold, it is easy to get into the spirit that infects Texas every fall. The Odessa High School Bronchos and the Odessa Permian Panthers both use the stadium as a home field. Although primarily used for football, other events such as soccer, track, marching band contests and graduation ceremonies are also held at Ratliff.
This sweet spot in the middle of the desert near the Midland International Airport is the grounds for the annual August festival Rock the Desert. See website for yearly particulars.
A premier performance space in Midland and Odessa, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is a community effort that sees the realization of the dream of there being a first-rate performance venue in the area. A sort of mega-center for the arts, the center comprises a music and academic center and a recital hall as well. Performances by artists both famous and yet-to-be-known are hosted here.
From classy musical venues to make-a-shift tents, Midland has a variety of music halls to choose from, the New Blue Max being one of them. Everyone including local artists to nationally acclaimed performers have staged their performances here. Different genres are played out at New Blue Max and every concert is well-attended. That’s not it, along with entertainment; guests can savor tasty food and avail the special Happy Hours offer. For forthcoming gigs and other details, call ahead.
Enjoy the magic of cinema under the stars at this popular drive-in on the city outskirts. Big Sky Drive-In delights with a schedule of the latest blockbusters and a well-maintained facility for vehicles. The concession stand offers numerous snacking options from classic popcorn to sandwiches and burgers. There's a little play area as well, if the kids get bored.
Security Bank Ballpark, located near the Scharbauer Sports Complex is home to the famed Midland Rockhounds Baseball League. Built in 2002, the stadium can seat 6669 people and has a parking space which can hold 3500 vehicles. Located about 6 miles to the west of downtown Midland, the park is the smaller of the two parks located in the Scharbauer Sports Complex.