Frog Theatre

3055 S. University Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76109

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Frog Theatre

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The TCU Theatre was built in late-1949. It later became the Stage West Theatre. Stage West closed around 2003.

Renamed the Frog Theatre, it became a cafe, a deli, a live performance venue and screened occasional movies. The Frog Theatre was demolished in around 2006.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 16, 2005 at 2:48 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition as the TCU Theatre with a seating capacity of 800.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Here is a 2005 article about the Frog:
http://tinyurl.com/yq8xwm

Here is a very recent site, so my guess is that the theater was not demolished last year:
http://tinyurl.com/23ksr9

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 6:36 pm

These people also claim that the Frog has gone to amphibian heaven:
http://tinyurl.com/ytufgw

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm

I think so. Odd that the night club would have the same name and address.

spoiledrottentxn
spoiledrottentxn on January 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I assure you this theatre is not only closed but gone completely… I was shocked to drive up University Drive and see a brand new drugstore standing where this majestic theatre once stood.

spoiledrottentxn
spoiledrottentxn on January 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

View link

here is a picture of the theatre when it was Stage West

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2009 at 11:34 pm

The August 11, 1945, issue of Boxoffice Magazine announced that permission to build the TCU Theatre had been granted by the War Production Board. Construction was to begin as soon as plans were completed and materials could be procured. Plans for the new independent house, owned by W.V. Adwell and A.J. Wylie, were being drawn by architect Jack Corgan.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm

The Frog had croaked I believe.

pcortese
pcortese on January 31, 2010 at 9:06 am

I work at TCU and this theater was demolished in order to build the new campus bookstore.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

Described in this 1970 trade article: Boxoffice

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