Casa Linda Theatre

150 Casa Linda Plaza,
Dallas, TX 75218

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galleo on June 12, 2005 at 10:03 pm

It’s common sense. All people like to be entertained no matter what color. So if the future owner of this theatre is reading this, please keep this in mind. You will make lot money. BELIEVE THAT buddy, people like the feeling of walking into something rich with culture and class. Don’t be scared of a riot, because it won’t happen. Walk around in the area, there are all kinds of people there. If you go up to United Artist on 635 and Mcree you’ll see that the “Latinos” have not vandalized a single thing. For that matter any other theatre. Do you think we don’t have any cars or what? We can go anywhere as unbelievable as that might seem. And yes we have even been known to go to the Angelika up in Plano every now and then too. If the issue is that you don’t want the Latinos to drink out of the same water fountains as the Anglos, then please join us in 2005. And rethink who’s the one who has more culture and class again.

unihikid on April 13, 2005 at 4:16 am

well fair park is kinda neat to me,im from los angeles and nothing that old beside the collisium is around,i think the designs are great,and the municiple aud is awsome.its funny most MAUDS in tx look alike.

Kiss on February 3, 2005 at 3:41 am

yeah, thats completely and utterly true, but it couldn’t hurt to ask.

lsb on January 31, 2005 at 11:54 pm

I am new to the area. I kind of thought that. It seems that they want everyone to stay in Dallas but they aren’t willing to put up the money for it. I was actually appalled when I first saw the Dallas Zoo and the Fair Park area. It looks deplorable. It’s not what I expected out of a big city like Dallas.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 31, 2005 at 10:45 pm

Hello LB…… if you are in Dallas, you must be new to these parts…The city of Dallas aint into restorin' or preservin' nothin', except their salaries.

lsb on January 31, 2005 at 8:11 pm

So… has anyone bought it yet? How much is it? Will the city help with any restoration efforts of the building?

Kiss on January 30, 2005 at 7:07 pm

apparently im not the only one who has thought about opening it up again. As renovating it would cost a lot of money to return it to its original state, i hope to re-open it in a different form. I would like to turn it into a multi-functional builing. Concerts, Galleries, and conventions could be held daily, and could possibly help return the arts into our community. I live aout 2 blocks from the theatre and i have watched it, no one seems to be interested in renovating it. If i could actually pull this off, i would need a lot of help, anyone interested that would be inclined to offer his/ her skills would be muchly appreciated.

johnjacob on January 23, 2005 at 10:35 am

Mr TJ of San Francisco? That isn’t exactly what I was trying to
say. That was a misprint of other information on the computer @
the time. The theatre may reopen
Thank you

TJofSF on January 21, 2005 at 10:03 pm

Wow my post was almost as incoherent as the one I was translating. (And yes, Latinos watch lots of movies.) The organization I referred to is MEChA, the “Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN.” AZTLAN is the group’s name for the area it claims was stolen from Mexico that they have vowed to reconquer and reclaim for Mexico. It consists of most of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. More info:

RWPeterson on January 20, 2005 at 9:45 pm

Theatre being offered by
The McLendon Companies / Tri-State Theatres
Preston Rd @ I-635, 6th floor
Dallas, Texas
(972) 991-1825

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 20, 2005 at 7:27 pm

Don’t Latinos go to movies too? This theatre already has a Spanish name (Beautiful House), so why shouldn’t it show Spanish-language movies?

TJofSF on January 20, 2005 at 6:38 pm

Mr. Marquess is saying the area is going Latino and investors won’t gamble on a movie theatre there. AZTLAN is a reference to a Mexican-American advocacy group—coming to a high school near you—whose motto is (I kid you not): “For the race (La Raza), everything; for all others, nothing.” They assert that most of the Southwest US was stolen from Mexico and want Mexican hegemony there.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 20, 2005 at 3:28 pm

Please pardon me Mr Marquess…..but I cannot figure out what you are trying to say……………..Would mind restating the comment above?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 20, 2005 at 2:28 pm

Is ‘Aztlan’ the name of another theater in this area?

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 20, 2005 at 2:23 pm

R.L. Marquess…….what are you trying to say..!!?? You lost me on the first sentence.

RWPeterson on January 2, 2005 at 11:17 am

The Casa Linda theatre was a quad, not a 3-plex. The “3” on the marquee was part of a protected sign that could not be altered in any way. The chain that operated the Casa Linda until our lease was terminated due to a potential sale of the building was Casa Linda Theatre, Inc. of Plano, Texas.

Richard Peterson

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 11, 2004 at 3:22 am

I too saw the article in the Dallas Morning News regarding the purported sale of the Casa Linda. What kind of “investment group” if any, would make a purchase like this without a contractual agreement enabling them to make the necessary repairs? I suspect the management would more than welcome a genuine effort toward refurbishing the theater.

I passed by the theater Sunday, November 7th. The exterior is pretty much in tact. The dead pigeons have been removed from the lobby, but it is still trashed!! The is still an AVAILABLE sign and phone number posted in a front window glass.

RobertR on November 11, 2004 at 12:59 am

This is another tragedy. Does the exterior still have this beautiful marquee or has it been torn off?

stacyD on November 10, 2004 at 10:21 pm

How sad that the management company has no vision and won’t allow this treasure to be restored to its former glory. But what can you expect from a group that destroyed the wonderful old Mobil gas station on the same property? Bringing back the old theater would certainly liven up this dreary old strip center. What a loss for theater lovers.

matthew80 on November 1, 2004 at 9:27 pm

From: RICHARD PETERSON [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 3:25 PM
To: Matthew Creed
Subject: Fwd: FW:

According to an article in the Dallas Morning News about four weeks ago, the Casa Linda was sold to a private investment group who are trying to decide what to do with the property. Building needs major repairs. There is currently a conflict with the property owner who has refused to allow any heavy trucks onto the shopping center property to do anything with the theatre. I am not involved with the new group and don’t know what they will ultimately decide to do with the property.

Rich Peterson

matthew80 on November 1, 2004 at 8:25 pm

I work with a woman who’s husband use to operate the theatre up until it’s close in 1999. I will find out who is selling this treasure and post it back on here.

If anyone finds the capital to get this theatre going I will gladly donate my time to help see it up and running again. I’ve worked at a small theatre in Terrell, Tx and then was an Assistant Manager of the Inwood for 2.5 years before I moved on to the Corporate Office of Cinemark.

AndyT on October 27, 2004 at 12:46 pm

Once again a surfeit of people on this site who want to buy a theatre, but can’t seem to find out who is selling it. This is so silly —– I think anyone with the enormous skills it takes to resurrect one of these treasures would know enough to pick up the phone and call ANY commercial real estate agent, who would be more than happy to help a serious buyer.

Rick0289 on October 27, 2004 at 6:53 am

I just stumbled on this site. Happy to report that my grandfather was the architect on this shopping center, including the theatre. His name was C. Sidney Milam, and he officed on the second floor of the small office area on the east side of the center, opposite of the theatre. I was raised in the area, and recall going to the movies there, years before the theatre was sub-divided. I belive the firm name was Miliam Roper Architects, and they primarily were residentail architects in the Casa Linda / Casa View area.

Rick Ferrara, AIA, Dallas Texas

sdoerr on October 17, 2004 at 5:35 am

This theater is on the Texas endangered list also:
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CaryWelch on August 24, 2004 at 7:30 pm

Drove by it today, went there when I was a kid in the mid 70’s. I applied for A job there when I turned 16 but ended up working at the Lockwood ( Treehouse ) theatre instead. I live in Plano now, only go to that side of town once every few years