Clues Sought in Arcadia Theatre Fire

posted by walknthabass on June 27, 2006 at 9:29 am

DALLAS, TX — Last week, the landmark Arcadia Theatre was destroyed by fire:

In the middle of Wednesday’s devastating 6-alarm fire sat an 80-year-old Dallas landmark. The Arcadia Theatre was destroyed, taking with it a part of Dallas' history.

There have been a lot of changes in the Lower Greenville area, businesses have come and gone, but one thing that stayed the same was the Arcadia Theatre.

It was the roaring 1920s, America was making the transition from vaudeville to film, and in the middle of that transition was the Arcadia Theatre in Lower Greenville.

Opened in 1926, the theater was famous for its shows and silent films. Now the theater that stood strong through the depression, and various other economies, has been destroyed.

More on this from CBS 11 TV.

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Comments (5)

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 27, 2006 at 8:23 pm

Yeah,Yeah,Yeah. Now that it is gone, the Arcadia has become an 80 year old landmark!? It is the same old story with Dallas and will be missed for about 15 minutes.

James Colburn
James Colburn on June 29, 2006 at 1:28 pm

Wow..I submitted the story in the morning after it happened. It never showed up on this site as news. Thanks alot.
I talked to the owner years ago when he was restoring this place (so he said). He was a real jerk. Too bad about the theatre though.

JV2k4 on June 29, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Who was the man you spoke to? Steve Kahn or Andy Krumm? Those are 2 jerks I know that owned it.

James Colburn
James Colburn on June 30, 2006 at 10:23 am

I am not sure who he was, but you would have thought I said something about his mother. Still too bad about the theatre. Texas doesn’t do enough to save theatres to begin with.

DJGerryCraig on August 9, 2006 at 3:21 am

Hi My name is Gerry Craig I use to DJ for Retrocadia live on KDGE Fm The Edge in 1994-1996. I can be reached at
If anyone has any info on Arcadia or Former Owners or Employees I would like to here from You. Thanks

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