Kessler Theater

1230 West Davis Street,
Dallas, TX 75208

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dfwcre8tive on December 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

A new neon sign with marquee was installed today, completing restoration of this theater. Story: Photo:

Driveintheatre2001 on January 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Oh My. Thank You (Chuck1231)!! I so appreciate the compliment.. Randy

Driveintheatre2001 on June 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

Hey Chuck1231 & all. I just posted a new, updated photo of the Kessler Theatre! This Theatre sure looks great! Enjoy.. RAC Photography … Photo seen here:. ..

CSWalczak on March 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

An article about the Kessler, especially in its current role as a “creative agora”: View link.

Deuce76063 on July 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

The Kessler was designed by Raymond F. Smith, who was my Grandfather. View link

This expands on the previous posts some.

It makes me proud to see some of his work being saved after so many have crumbled and been demolished.

eddiec19 on November 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm

The Kessler was purchased by a local family in 2009 and is undergoing a rennovation.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm

A 1940s movie ad for the Kessler Theater in Dallas.

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on June 19, 2006 at 9:54 am

Kessler Theaterâ€"1230 W. Davis
• Owned by Gene Autry Enterprises.
• Opened 1947
• 1957â€"Revival Center damaged by tornado
• 1962â€"Revival Center destroyed by 3-alarm fire

Source: Dallas Morning News Archive

ghamilton on May 18, 2006 at 5:38 am

I remember the fun I had with the city of Dallas trying to get building permits and dealing with inspectors way back in the 70’s.Sounds like little has changed.

JohnMessick on May 17, 2006 at 2:37 pm

Looks like with some work it could be a nice place