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Palace Theater Block

Block bounded by 3rd, Calhoun, 4th, & Commerce - 1996

  • AMC Palace Theater with H & M from 3rd and Commerce
    AMC Palace Theater with H & M from 3rd and Commerce
  • The Cheesecake Factory from 4th and Commerce
    The Cheesecake Factory from 4th and Commerce
  • AMC Palace Theater and H & M at Night
    AMC Palace Theater and H & M at Night
  • AMC Palace Theater Marquee at Night
    AMC Palace Theater Marquee at Night
  • 4th and Commerce at Night
    4th and Commerce at Night

This mixed-use facility was designed by David M. Schwarz Architectural Services of Washington, D.C. Each tenant has a separate facade, although a retro Art Deco style is present throughout the building. Located in the structure is the AMC Palace 9 Theater which features stadium seating and takes up four levels of the building on the northeast corner. Hyena's Comedy Club occupies part of the basement with an entrance on Commerce Street. Barnes & Noble Booksellers were one of the original tenants, but on December 31, 2013, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the Barnes & Noble Cafe closed.  Spaces were reconfigured inside the building and The Cheesecake Factory openend across the entire length of the 4th Street facade during the holiday season of 2014. One of the interesting features of the structure is the red brick & turret corner portion that now houses the entrance to The Cheesecake Factory. This corner is reminiscent of the Land Title Block across the street and the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall, both designed by Marshall R. Sanguinet. H&M opened a four story flagship store in April 2016 in a portion of the basement space, the remaining two floors of the old Barnes & Noble, and the entire third floor that was previously office space.

 

Architectural Style:
Post Modern/Retro Art Deco

Design Architect:
David M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Washington, D.C.

Architect of Record:
HKS, Dallas

Contractor:
Linbeck

Category:
Retail