Circle Theater

2711 Storey Lane,
Dallas, TX 5220

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crankypup
crankypup on December 10, 2008 at 3:09 am

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Here’s one of mine from December 2008.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm

The Circle is the only building on a short section of the 2100 block of Storey Lane making “2100” a close general address.

A “bingo security guard” ran me out when I crossed the fence with a camera and approached the theater for a closer look.

legsdiamond
legsdiamond on March 28, 2008 at 3:44 am

For a brief time in the 1960s, this theater often played features day / dated with the Lakewood—which makes perfect sense since they were on the complete opposite sides of town. Often adult arty films and stuff like “David and Lisa”. Forgotten 60s stuff…

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 9, 2007 at 8:18 pm

A cold December 2007 night time image of the CIRCLE.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/2098032915

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 1, 2007 at 1:41 am

Another view of the top of the CIRCLE THEATER tower.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/677510338

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 21, 2007 at 3:12 am

This theater is obviously not a 1930s building. Anyone out there know of another Circle Theater in Dallas.

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 21, 2007 at 3:00 am

Here is my image of the CIRCLE THEATER.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/240023042

And a close up of the top of the lighting tower.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/397333971

They still turn the neon on at times when open for bingo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 30, 2006 at 1:03 am

There may have been another Circle Theater in Dallas, or the 1947 opening date is incorrect:

CIRCLE THEATRE, Inc., v. GRANT et al.

This appeal is from a judgment rendered against appellant Circle Theatre, Inc. in favor of appellee Eula Mae Grant for $200 as damages for personal injuries. It appears from the record that in May, 1930, the appellant was operating a picture show in the city of Dallas which was attended by a large number of people. The appellee alleges that she attended the show and took her seat somewhere near the center of the building, that during the performance some one down near the front of the building yelled “Fire!” and that, while people were attempting to make their exit from the building, she was knocked down and trampled upon. She charged negligence on the part of the appellant in permitting large numbers of people to stand in the aisles of the theater during the performances. In answer to special issues submitted, the jury found that the appellant was guilty of negligence in permitting the aisles of the building to be crowded, and that such negligence was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 11, 2006 at 12:35 am

My photograph of the CIRCLE theater in Dallas
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow

Smoke
Smoke on July 2, 2006 at 6:49 am

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2711 Storey according to June 2006 tax records?

ghamilton
ghamilton on March 12, 2005 at 4:03 am

Dallas has lost so many great places.This was one.Question for any locals.What has happened to the old theater on the square in McKinney?I remember going to a theater E of Preston on Spring Valley,one on Preston just N of Belt Line.That was where I saw Animal House first run.You don’t forget moments like that.