“Oswald’s” restored Texas Theatre to reopen January 2008

posted by philbertgray on November 9, 2007 at 3:50 pm

DALLAS, TX — After nine years and 3.5 million dollars the Texas Theatre in Dallas will reopen on January 19th. Lee Harvey Oswald was captured at the Texas Theatre after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The theatre will show the PBS documentary, “Oswald’s Ghost,” for the opening.

Standing just a few feet from the seat where Lee Harvey Oswald was captured, Oak Cliff Foundation Chairman Monte Anderson said the nine-year, $3.5 million renovation is nearly complete.

“This blighted theater what it was, back in action, is very important for the culture of this neighborhood and the restoration of this neighborhood,” Anderson said.

A complete article with a couple of pictures can be found atWFAA.

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Comments (4)

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 11, 2007 at 5:16 pm

“Restored” or “renovated” can hardly be used in the same sentence that describes the TEXAS as it stands as of November 2007.

Take a look at the comments and photos posted on Cinema Treasures and it becomes obvious that the TEXAS has become a shell of its former self.

It took 3.5 million to do this!?

Don Lewis

tube2005 on November 26, 2007 at 5:19 am

do you have any old theater sound equipment like speaker amplifier .i pay big money and remove pay cash.773-339-9035

TLSLOEWS on December 10, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Where does all the “other money” go?Thanks Don Lewis.

TLSLOEWS on December 10, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Another thing why do they call it “Oswalds Theatre” he never owned or leased this place.Only in the U.S.A can you get famous for killing someone.No matter who it is.Maybe they should call it O.J.’s.Texas Theatre.

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