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#1 WTx

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 01:13 PM

This article was in the Fort Worth Weekly. This would be a great project. I also hope the Berry Theater at Berry and Hemphill could be redone but I think the Isis has a better chance right now. This would be a another great entertainmant draw for the Stockyards. I could imagine a theater that shows old movies or an entertainment syle theater like the Majestic in Dallas. Are there any other old theaters like the New Isis and the Berry out there?

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 01:42 PM

Read the article yesterday. Best of luck to the buyer, but it sounds like funding is a little flimsy and uncertain at this point.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:13 PM

I just had lunch at Lonesome Dove today and I was wondering what would become of the old theater. I hope that Roger Smith can pull this off.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:22 PM

I wonder if that old marque still works. Wouldn't it be cool to see that produce a little light pollution!!!

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:54 PM

I wonder if that old marque still works.  Wouldn't it be cool to see that produce a little light pollution!!!

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Good news, I hope they can make it work. Especially because if it does work, some of the other theaters may take it as a good sign and start work on their own rehabilitation. I would love to see the Berry theater revitilized somehow.

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:52 PM

I was looking at the old marquee last week and most of the neon is broken and missing. I'm sure they will have to replace it.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:35 AM

Anybody heard any news on this?

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:09 AM

I haven't heard anything.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 09:22 AM

Quiet usually = dead. May just have to be patient! With the New Isis' location someone with $$ and a vision will eventually come along. I am curious if there are structural or other probs that are making the theater impractical? IMO a Granbury western style opry might be a good fit for the stockyards.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:46 PM

I think it would be a good sports bar/movie theater. If I had the cash and credit score I would do it. LOL
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:34 PM

I think it's a natural as a live music venue. I'm surprised nobody has done this already.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (cbellomy @ Jan 21 2010, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it's a natural as a live music venue. I'm surprised nobody has done this already.

I like that idea as well
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:51 AM

We think it would be an intersting venue for classic westerns. What tourist, after doing the usual stockyards stuff, would not be in the mood to see a good print of a classic John Ford/John Wayne western in a period deco venue? Or even a silent DeMille western. And a number of Ft. Worthers would go to add to the audience.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:45 AM

Does anyone know who the current owner of New Isis Theater is?
I've done a lot of research and no one seems to know this information.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

The address appears to be 2403 N. Main, which I don't see in the appraisal district records. However, looking at the tax maps and the records for N Main, I'd say it's the same property as 2401 N. Main in the appraisal district records. As you may know, you can search these online at http://www.tad.org. It appears to be owned by an individual so I'm hesitant to list the owner's name here.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:36 PM

FW Weekly article from Nov 2005 talks about its purchase and [then] new plans: http://archive.fwwee...sp?article=3358

One of the names in the article is the same same as the owner given in TAD records for 2401. Well, sort of. Alternate spelling of the given name.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:34 PM

Art Weinman was the architect for the latest project of renovation for the historic theater.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:06 PM

Thanks for this information! I had checked into the tad website, but didn't check surrounding properties.
I'll dig into this and hopefully can get something concrete.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:31 AM

Found the current Isis owner, just can't get him to call me back.
Thanks everyone for your input. At least I know I'm talking to the right person now!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:05 PM

Are you interested in buying it? What do you plan on doing with it?
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

Wow I heard so many stories from my parents about this theater!! Wish someone would take the time and effort to restore such an ICON of the Stockyards!!
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