New Isis Theater – Main

A building permit documents that the New Isis Theater was erected in 1935 to replace the 1914 Isis Theater. Constructed by contractor B. B. Adams at a cost of $29,800, the theater seated 920 moviegoers. The theater was managed by 3. C. Tidball. The stuccoed, reinforced concrete building with stepped parapet is distinguished by blue and orange porcelain enameled metal coping, a vertical neon sign, and a canopy. Bands of green and yellow tile embellish the base, which has been sheathed in 1950s rustic wood siding. The street facade contains commercial spaces on either side of the lobby entrance, which were occupied by a barber and a jeweler soon after the building was completed. The structure is within the Fort Worth Stockyards National Register Historic District.

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