Uptown Theatre - Grand Prairie Tx *Now OPEN! Photo #3

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    The Uptown Theatre located in Grand Prairie Texas. CLOSED. It had been a Church for a While. **UPDATE!!** This Theatre is slated to Re-open around November 2008!!
    *Now OPEN!
    Photo Taken: April 27, 2007
    Photo Taken By: Randy A. Carlisle
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    1. Dallas photographer Scott Dorn 96 months ago | reply

      Gosh man, great building. I hope they can save this one.
      What is the year on this one?

    2. LG1965 94 months ago | reply

      I am not sure about the exact age but I remember my first movie. It was the House of Wax...1951?? I was 4 or 5 maybe. Scared the pee out of me! Someone behind me went home with wet feet:(

      I hope they can save this one to! I saw a lot of movies from 1950 something till 1965. I remember a beautifully painted murial on the wall of the women's restroom. It was of an Arabian Harem scene. Gorgeous dark haired women with veils??

    3. SouthEast Dallas Photographer 94 months ago | reply

      I was told about a Month ago, that the City of Grand Prairie has either Taken it over or bought it (Same outcome, huh?) and is going to make it a Live Theatre Type Venue. Glad to see that at least, they are going to save it and NOT Demolish it!! Way To Go G.P.!!
      RAC...PAHTP

    4. seetocame 49 months ago | reply

      Nice capture

    5. patrick.swinnea 48 months ago | reply

      I grew up in Grand Prairie and saw quite a few movies here as a kid in the 80s. Later I believe it was closed for a while and then restored and reopened in the mid-90s by someone named Pell.

      One night a week was classic movie night (tuesdays, I believe) and I was fortunate enough to see film projections of Gone with the Wind, Singin' in the Rain, Key Largo, The Thin Man and many others for $1.50.

      Sadly, not many others came to these these shows... I imagine it's a tough theater to keep alive - one screen, no parking, way off the highway in the center of town, no other attractions nearby and nowhere to eat, unless you like Jack in the Box.

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