Uptown Theater received $5.5 million renovation

posted by danpetitpas on November 17, 2008 at 5:30 am

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – The Uptown Theater re-opened last weekend with live music, tours, a party, and a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” after a $5.5 million facelift paid for by the city.

The theater opened in 1950 and was family run until 1969 when it was leased as everything from a concert hall to a church.

The family sold it to the city in 2005 which began restoring it in 2007. With an expanded stage and a new orchestra pit, the theater will be used as a cultural center and home to the Grand Prairie Arts Council, which has been without a home for 30 years.

The city hopes the Uptown Theater will be a catalyst for downtown development.

Read more in the Pegasus News and Quick DFW.

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