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Gem #10

Texas Theatre

A 1963 historic photo showing a Dallas police officer inside the Texas Theater (Dallas Police Department, Dallas Municipal Archives, City of Dallas, Texas) is seen inside the original location in Dallas, Texas October 8, 2013. The archive photo shows the officer pointing to one seat where Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of former US President John F. Kennedy, was spotted sitting. November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:
Gem #10: Texas Theatre
Arts & Culture, Family, History, Music Dallas (Oak Cliff)

This theater is most famous for being the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Its colorful and tragic history continued for decades, with the theater narrowly escaping destruction by neglect, fire, and the wrecking ball. In 2001, restoration of the building began and in 2010 the Texas Theatre was resurrected as an independent cinema, sparking a renaissance along Jefferson Avenue. Today, the Texas Theatre screens independent films, hosts concerts, and is home to the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Visit the bar almost any night to soak up the history and ambiance.

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Show your GoPass app or valid pass with your movie ticket at the Texas Theatre to enjoy a FREE 8mm popcorn.

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DART Rail Line / Bus Route

DART Rail Line / Bus Route
  • Line/RouteBus Route 011 or 722 to Jefferson @ Madison

DID YOU KNOW...

The Texas Theatre was built in 1931 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

2 Comments

  • Laura Dakota August 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    This is a regular hangout for my husband and I. We love being able to see the indie films (often with the filmmakers), repertory films like Dr. Strangelove as well as music and other entertainment. We’ll often just stop by the bar for a drink from their excellent and friendly bartenders. So glad this wonderful cinema is thriving and bringing new life to Jefferson Ave. (in the independent-spirit kind of way). Yes, there’s some parking around there, but why bother? DART and DLink stop right at the corner.

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  • Alicia July 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    How can you not love this landmark? I visited it while on a home tour in Oak Cliff several years back before it was remodeled and re-opened. One of the coolest and historical places I have ever been to. They have done a great job on the remodel and it has a nice bar. Have been back several times and the nostalgia washes over you before you walk in the doors.

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