Architecture in Fort Worth

Berry Theater

3021 Hemphill St. - 1930

Formerly the White Theater

The Berry Theater was originally named the White Theater.  It contained 682 seats and was the anchor of a commercial strip centered at the intersection of W. Berry and Hemphill Streets.  It was built around 1930. The building features a three story front sloping down to a two story stage house.  The theater had a balcony.  The first floor exterior was covered with burgandy colored ceramic tile and a free standing box office.  The upper two floors along the front of the building were painted stucco with neon outlining and highlighting the architectural details on the facade.  The theater's marquee was apparently removed with the latest widening of Hemphill Street.  At the current time, the building is vacant and the entire facade has been painted gray.