Heights Theater

4137 W. Rosedale Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Heightsfan
Heightsfan on August 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I remember this theater well. It was very important to me from around 1978 to 1981. Still living at home, I would drive in from Bedford to sit in the “balcony” (if there weren’t too many smokers) and allow “The Heights” to widen my cinematic horizons. I can’t tell you how many classic and foreign films I first saw there. It was definitely at the Clover Lane exit. I remember buying a punch pass that got you 10 movies for the price of 8, or something like that. I was at college when I read that the Heights was showing its last film, “Gallipoli” I think it was. I still regret not making it back to say goodbye. Samaustin, I still have a picture in my head of the man who would most often take my ticket or punch my card, presumably you, or a family member. Thanks to you and your family for enriching my life.

oldfwvet
oldfwvet on February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I grew up in the fort Worth suburb of Arlington, I had gone to the Heights theater in the 1950s.I had fond memories of seeing old films such as Buck Rodgers science fiction serial showings each week! This was my first introduction to Science Fiction that placed me on the path to reading it for life. I had moved away from Fort Worth in the late 60’s, and was sad to find out it was torn down to make room for the re-vamped Highway 30.This place and the corner drug store, with its great soda fountain & the paid record machine of which my older sister and I played Chuck Berry & Jimmy Reed songs. Those were great simpler times we had lived in. Thanks for the memories!!

samaustin
samaustin on August 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

My family operated the Heights from the early 1980s until it was demolished to widen the West Freeway. The theater opened in 1939, ad the Heights Theatre, and later operated as the Capri, and the Borzoi. When we took over the operation, we went back to the original name. WE ran classic films, foreign films and special features, including small-scale film festivals. For many years, the heights offered an alternative for a large group of loyal patrons, at very low cost. We never made much of a profit running the place, but it kept another fine little theater going for a few more years.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

The reason for the name, more than likely, was due to it being in a suburb called Arlington Heights, just West of Fort Worth.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Yes, I remember when this theater was torn down when they were widening the freeway. There was quite a few buildings in that side of the freeway that are now gone. If I can find it, I still have a piece of the blueish tile that was part of the facade of the building.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

It looks like a freeway offramp runs right through the former location of this theater.

Michael
Michael on August 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm

This theater, based on a local newspaper ad, was located at W. Freeway and Clover Lane in Fort Worth. I do remember it being just off a Freeway.