2420 N. Fitzhugh Avenue,
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As a child I remember in the early 70’s this theater located near the corner of Fitzhugh Avenue and Capitol Street in East Dallas. It was called the Coronet at that time and showed adult movies. I’m sure it had been there decades already. I’m not sure of the previous history.
In the mid-70’s, it changed its name to the Edison and became an art house venue that I seem to recall it being associated with the Granada Theatre on Greenville Avenue, which was also an art house. They would post monthly sheets with a calender of the movies they would be showing that entire month.
In 1978, my father, who was operating the Arcadia as a Spanish-language theater, rented the Edison and had the name changed to the Mexico Theatre. I helped run the two arc-carbon projectors. We also showed minight movies there briefly in 1979 for the Asian community. I believe my father finally closed it in 1982-3.
I remember it sat vacant for a few years and about 1986 or so it was torn down. There were some remaining black and white tiles from the entrance still there in the ground for years. There was a grocery store built on the site. I believe that the store, too, is now closed.
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