Venetian Cinemas

2661 Midway Road,
Carrollton, TX 75006

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on May 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Reopened as a Bollywood venue known as the Venetian Cinemas in April of 2017 with occasional American movie hits.

website – http://venetiancinemas.net

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Closed again during 2016.

CaptainRob
CaptainRob on June 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

It’s quite clear to me what this theaters problem was. Nobody new it was there. I’m a long time theater guy and this location was just about four miles from my house. And I didn’t know it was there. I only found it when I was going to a computer/networking store the next block over. I saw it’s dinky little sign and thought it was just a small little community arts theater. I went by again last week and decided to check it out and it was closed. I learned a long time ago. The customers won’t come if they don’t know you’re there.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on June 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm

When Albertson’s grocery chain closed the majority of its locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it was theater-goers who benefited as two closed Albertson’s were transformed into cinemas. The Studio Movie Grill: Royal in Dallas was the first and this location, the Venetian Movie Bar & Grill, was the second. The quirky theatre was a nice rebirth of movie going in Carrollton which once had multiple, multi-screen operations but had been left theatre-less since 2002.

The Venetian drew on weekends but aged quickly with theatre chairs not up to the task. Further, off-putting elements including not having features on the phone and a website that was often down would quickly catch-up to the indy theater. Ciné America came in to operate the theatre to prevent a death spiral. A changed menu with higher prices rankled what was left of its core patrons. C-A was likely considering transforming it to a Hispanic-based operation as it operated the theatre in Fort Worth’s La Gran Plaza. The circuit gave independent films and four-wallers a shot in the Venetian’s final days giving DFW-area exclusive presentations of a handful of features. But on May 8, 2016 – shy of its fourth anniversary – the theatre was mercifully closed with a new operator hoping to reverse the fortunes. Wellborne Spotlight Cinema and Grill came in to operate as of the July 4th weekend, 2016 with a soft launch of repertory/recent films and its full launch with new films on July 8, 2016.

CaptainRob
CaptainRob on June 19, 2016 at 7:53 am

Went by this theater last week at about 5:30 PM to check it out. And it was closed. No signage or anything.