From the Vault: Dallas Movie Theaters
by Paula Bosse
The bright lights of Elm Street…
by Paula Bosse
In honor of tonight’s Oscars, I give you a whole bunch of posts about — and images of — old Dallas movie theaters in one handy link, here. Just keep scrolling!
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Paula, have you ever done a post on the Wilshire? That was my neighborhood theater (I think yours, too) growing up. Also Mike’s Spaghetti Inn in both its incarnations, the long running one next to the Wilshire and the resurrection in Hillside Village. Dinner and a movie!
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I haven’t done anything on the Wilshire yet, but I should. It wasn’t my neighborhood theater — that was the Granada, which was only a couple of blocks from my house. I should really do something on the Wilshire though. Thanks!
I miss the Granada too. I know the building’s there but it’s not the same. But the Wilshire – to just be demolished for a big bunch of nothing – what a shame.
To one of the older posts, I remember when the Fine Arts in Snider Plaza showed dirty movies. My grandmother lived over in that part of town and so Snider Plaza was where she did most of her shopping. I think there may have been some awkward explanations of some of the titles.
(I make a distinction between “adult” and “dirty”. Bridges of Madison County, Sophie’s Choice, Citizen Kane, The Seventh Seal, Rashomon: those are adult movies. What we used to call “nudie flicks” – those are just dirty. Adults are not much interested in dirty movies.)