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claxton

Member Since 22 May 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 03 2017 03:13 PM
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#101694 The Hollywood Theater - Today

Posted by claxton on 15 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

I'd like to see the boys running the Texas Theatre over in Dallas take a stab at doing something similar here at the Hollywood. A nice mix of first run, classic, underground, cult and local films with live music and presentations. 

 

In fact, I just kicked a message over to them to check into it.




#96890 Tracing historic streetcar lines over modern Fort Worth

Posted by claxton on 08 April 2016 - 09:14 AM

Some street labels would be nice.

In the bottom left corner of the page, click the square that looks like a satellite image. It will add the street names.




#94998 Pier One Place

Posted by claxton on 08 December 2015 - 04:33 PM

 

I was disappointed over the weekend to see that they're no longer doing the beautiful light display in the trees on the property. I'm sure it was insanely expensive, but I always thought it was really nice.

 

LED's cost next to nothing to operate. 

 

 

http://connect.xcele...eally-save-you/

 

It was really nice, they've not done it in a few years now. Since 2013 or 14 maybe. 

 

 

I think the light display was mainly a Chesapeake thing, since they owned the building when it was done.




#93357 New Isis Theater

Posted by claxton on 07 September 2015 - 04:07 PM

Those pictures make me sad, because I know I'm looking at Fort Worth's answer to the Granada Theater. 




#87862 Rangers Ballpark in F.W. ideas.

Posted by claxton on 15 October 2014 - 08:20 AM

Call me overly cautious, but I have a problem locating facilities meant to contain large numbers of people (neighborhoods, schools, churches, theaters, auditoriums, and stadiums) adjacent to freight railroad tracks. These facilities are absolutely vital infrastructure, but are not without risk of accidents (or attacks) that could result in injury or death for anyone in the immediate vicinity. Explosions, chemical spills, etc. are risks that can be controlled to some extent by separating the public from the rail lines by greenbelt setbacks. The Southside tract identified above is a little closer to tracks than might be recommended from a public safety standpoint. 

 

That said, the sprawl in the north of Fort Worth consists of some neighborhoods backing right up to the railroad right of way, and there are dense residential neighborhoods less than a block away from very busy tracks downtown. This sort of thing will continue to be allowed until a deadly event occurs, and even after that, greed and poor judgement by developers will likely result in more of the same.

 

 

Seattle's Safeco Field is built against BNSF rail tracks in right field. The retractable roof actually covers the tracks when open. With the importance of rail in Fort Worth's history, I think it'd be kind of cool to have the tracks be incorporated as part of the area of the ballpark. Better than being totally surrounded by parking lots.




#86093 Steel City Pops & Bahama Bucks

Posted by claxton on 22 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

Don't forget Melt Ice Creams over on Rosedale (in the hospital district). Great tasting ice cream with local ingredients.




#83850 Photos of the Ellis Pecan interior

Posted by claxton on 06 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

Every time I drive by here I think of what an awesome live music venue this could be. Great style and location. It could be Fort Worth's version of the Fillmore.