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#62255 What is the most under-appreciated building in FW?

Posted by Willy1 on 23 August 2010 - 09:33 PM

...right now I'm thinking it's the Ridglea Theater!

#42944 7th Street Theater

Posted by Willy1 on 11 January 2008 - 12:27 AM

It was never a bar. It was still owned by the man who had owned it for decades, but something happened to his health and his son sold it - at least that's what I heard around the neighborhood. It was still a working movie theater up until a few years ago. It's a shame that it was lost. I guess the Ridglea is the only old theater left... and really it's not anything like it was back in the day. I remember sneaking in to see Jaws at the Ridglea - I was too young to get in - and that movie scared the crap out of me. I still don't swim in the ocean because of that movie. Well, that and the fact that I actually witnessed a shark attack while I was in Port Aransas as a kid. You'll never catch me in the ocean!