Oftentimes, going to the movies involves a megaplex movie theater with at least a dozen options to see everything from the latest big-budget blockbuster to the most recent romantic comedy. Sometimes, however, it's nice to harken back to the times of independent movie theaters offering retro movies or cult classics. These theaters are often not only fun to visit from a nostalgic perspective but often are beautiful from an architectural and historical viewpoint. Dallas is home to great independent and small theaters and here are a few worth checking out:
Located in Inwood Village, Inwood Theatre puts a modern twist on its approach to its movie offerings. By mixing in current movies alongside classics such as Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest and the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture show, Inwood Theatre has something for everyone. Built in the late 1940's, this art deco landmark embraces its historical charm by offering its own retro-style martini bar with its Inwood Lounge.
The Texas Theatre
Open since 1931, The Texas Theatre is a Dallas landmark given its notorious history as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested in 1963. Today, The Texas Theatre has become a top spot for moviegoers seeking films in the classic and horror genre. Located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood, this theater not only provides eclectic movie showings but also offers full bar service with a nod toward small batch craft beers and liquors.
Found in West Village, The Magnolia is another art deco classic that has retained its charm while also offering modern features for theater-goers. With a mission to offer intelligent and thoughtful films, The Magnolia is a beloved Dallas locale for local film lovers. Special events are offered throughout the year in coordination with iconic theater companies such as the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
When you call Olympus at Ross home, you have access to the vibrant arts and culture scene in Dallas including classic movie houses like these. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.