Lakewood Theatre

1825 Abrams Parkway,
Dallas, TX 75214

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rivest266 on October 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Grand opening ad uploaded here.

DavidZornig on November 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I just read that Texas band The Polyphonic Spree, is hosting their annual Christmas Spectacular at the Lakewood December 10th I believe.

menright on May 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I was on a job in Dallas in the summer of ‘98. I went and saw 5 old movies at the lake. I recall there was “The Philidelphia Story”, “The Awful Truth” and a few others. It wasn’t like going to see just a movie, it was like going to an event. They showed old serial movies first and served drinks right at your seat. An announcer would introduce the feature movie. It was great. Don’t know if they still do that.

drivein2001 on May 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ok. for some reason, that link will not work. You’ll need to copy and paste the Whole link, including THeatre to see the shots.. Sorry.. For some reason, it is leaving off the “THeatre” part of the link above….
Randy A Carlisle

drivein2001 on May 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Here’s a newer link to look at some of my photos of the Lakewood Theatre.. Enjoy. View link THeatre ..
RAC Photography
Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

TLSLOEWS on August 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Just looked at Randy Carlisle photos again,Great!!!Worth the second look.Nice photos of a great theatre.Relinking.

matt54 on July 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

Joe, I’m with you on the architect – it is much more representative of Pettigrew’s taste/style than Eberson’s.

TLSLOEWS on March 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Cool photos Chuck.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I know the official website for the Lakewood attributes the design of the theater to John Eberson, but I think they are mistaken. The February 4, 1939, issue of Boxoffice has an article about the Lakewood saying that it was designed by Dallas architect H.F. Pettigrew. One of the theater’s decorations even graced the cover of that issue of the magazine’s The Modern Theatre section, and the description of it on another page also attributes the Lakewood to Pettigrew.

I doubt that Boxoffice would have gotten the name of the architect of a recently-built theater wrong in one of its major articles. John Eberson is not mentioned in connection with the Lakewood in this article or any other article I can find in Boxoffice.

As a rule, I tend to trust print sources more than web sites, and period print sources way more than web sites. In this case I’m especially inclined to believe Boxoffice rather than the theater’s web site, as this theater was built by Interstate, and Pettigrew & Worley were practically Interstate’s house architects during the 1930s and 1940s. It would have been very uncharacteristic of the circuit to hire a New York architect for this one theater when their other projects during the period were being designed by Pettigrew & Worley.

MPol on May 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Wow!! Love that Marquee, and the interior!!

DonLewis on February 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

A 1950s movie ad promoting Allan “Rocky” Lane in “Sundown in Santa Fe” showing at the Lakewood Theatre.

DonLewis on August 6, 2006 at 6:17 pm

My photograph of the LAKEWOOD View link

DanielBates on February 13, 2006 at 6:35 am

I was born the year the Lakewood was built—1938—and my folks took me there to see just about every Disney film nearly first-run. For a while, I thought the surrounding shopping center was downtown Dallas! It is still an architectural wonder, the closest Fort Worth equivalent of which is the Ridglea. Talk about a true “Cinema Treasure!”

Suwanti on June 8, 2005 at 5:28 am

What a well restored beautiful Art Deco Theatre.

Hong Kong don’t have such beautiful theatre remains.

teecee on April 27, 2005 at 7:52 am

recent marquee photo:
View link

James Colburn
James Colburn on September 9, 2004 at 7:34 pm

I am so glad to see a GEM like this.

DonLewis on July 5, 2004 at 8:02 am

Did anyone else see the LAKEWOOD Saturday night, July the 4th. It looked like 99% of the neon was working and even the ball on top had sparkling lights. It was great!

rickeiff on June 28, 2004 at 3:44 pm

The “person” that left the above post who labeled himself “f-the-lakewood” is the one who sucks. Thank God, someone came in and rescued this magnificent example of 1930s art deco. I went to the Lakewood almost every Saturday when I was growing up. The Kid Show offered a double feature, a cartoon, a serial chapter, and a comedy short. It lasted all afternoon and it packed the house each week. This theatre deserves to keep going forever and the owner deserves bouquets of roses.

JV2k4 on March 10, 2004 at 7:42 am

Beautiful Art Deco Masterpiece

fthelakewood on January 20, 2004 at 3:34 pm

The owner is a liar and a crook. Trust me, this theater will not be in business much longer. Check the BBB. This guy sucks.

PAULB on January 16, 2004 at 2:34 am

What a wonderful restoration and enthusiastic renovation and service.

sdoerr on November 22, 2003 at 10:13 am

Wow I have never seen a theatre like this. Very unique, and stylish look.