Architecture in Fort Worth

Palace Theater Block

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


This mixed-use facility is one of the newer buildings constructed in Sundance Square.  The Design Architect was David M. Schwarz and the Architect of Record was HKS of Dallas. The General Contractor was Linbeck Construction.  Each tenant of the building has a separate facade, although a retro Art Deco style is present throughout the building. Located in the structure are the AMC Palace 9 Theater which features stadium seating and Lone Star Live, a multi-venued entertainment club, is located in the basement.  On December 31, 2013, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the Barnes & Noble Cafe closed.  They were one of the original tenants of the building, occupying a two story space that spanned almost the entire length of both the Commerce and 4th Street facades.  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 building 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 vacated by Lone Star Live, the remaining two floors of the old Barnes & Noble, and the entire third floor that was previously office space.


Palace Theater Marquee at Night