New Isis Theater

2401 N. Main St. - 1936; Restored 2021

  • New Isis Theater Before Restoration
    New Isis Theater Before Restoration
  • New Isis Theater After Restoration
    New Isis Theater After Restoration
  • Restored Ticketbooth and Entry
    Restored Ticketbooth and Entry
  • View of Stage
    View of Stage
  • Wide Angle View of Auditorium
    Wide Angle View of Auditorium
  • View From Stage
    View From Stage

Historic Designations:
Located Within Stockyards National Register Historic District
Located Within City of Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District
City of Fort Worth Demolition Delay


This Art Deco movie palace was constructed to replace the Isis Theater that was built in 1914.  It opened on May 21st of that year and It burned in 1935. It was rebuilt and renamed the New Isis Theater, seating 920 patrons. It opened on March 27, 1936.  The building features a stucco covered facade with a stepped parapet.  On the front, the parapet has a blue and orange coping that matches the entrance canopy.  A large vertical neon blade sign adorns the front facade.  At the entrance, there are bands of black and white ceramic tile.  On each side of the theater entrance were retail spaces which contained a barber and a jeweler shortly after the building opened.  The building has been vacant for many years and Jeffery Smith and his company has purchased the building. Renovation of the building is complete. The Theatre plays western classics during the day (John Wayne, Clint Eastwood ect.) and at night, hosts live entertainment. The theater is now called Downtown Cowtown at the Isis.


Architectural Style:
Art Deco

Architect of Original 1914 Theater:
L.B. Weinmann, Fort Worth

Architect of Restoration:
Arthur Weinman (Grandson of L.B. Weinmann), Fort Worth

Movie Theater/Events Venue