Upcoming Events

InTown Outing: Forest Theater

January 22, 2022 - January 22, 2022 11:00 am

1904 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215

Join us as we tour the long shuttered Forest Theater. This is a unique opportunity to see the building before work begins in earnest on its rehabilitation.


The Forest Theater, with its distinctive neon emblazoned tower floating over the marquee, and the attached shopping center, opened in 1949. The 1,500 seat theater was part of the Interstate Theatre chain and was designed by H. F. Pettigrew of Pettigrew and Worley, who also designed the Lakewood and Circle Theaters. It closed just 16 short years after it opened. Subsequent uses for the building were likewise short-lived. Forest Forward is spearheading the effort to revitalize this space as a resource for students, artists, and the surrounding community.


Parking is available behind the theater accessed from the S.M. Wright Freeway frontage road or from South Harwood Street. This a pre construction site and no high heels or open toe shoes are allowed. Tour attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver form before the tour.


Masks are required inside the building.


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