The Texas theatre opened to a fanfare in 1931, with opera-style private boxes, fountains and clouds projected on the ceiling. The first cinema in Dallas to be designed for talkies and the first with air-conditioning, it was truly modern.
Ups and downs, including the arrest there of Lee Harvey Oswald, followed.
It's now been born again as a venue for unusual, new, independent and historic films, with some unique features. The 'rough cut lab' program lets you see films before the final edit and contribute feedback to directors, who are present in the audience.
Another thing: you can buy a drink at the bar, and sip it while watching a show!
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