Sunday, December 19, 2010

Metropolis at The Texas Theatre

I drove to sunny South Dallas today for a 3:00 screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis at the historic Texas Theatre. 

 Now The Texas Theatre has a rich history given that it was originally owned by Howard Hughes back in the late 30's before becoming most well known as the house where Lee Harvey Oswald hid out and was eventually arrested on November 22nd, 1963.

The theater was just recently bought by Aviation Cinemas (a nod to Hughes) and restored for repertory screenings about two months ago, so when given the chance to head out there, I couldn't resist taking in a Dallas landmark and a classic silent film on the big screen. 
Also, before Metropolis got going, a Buster Keaton/Fatty Arbuckle short entitled The Cook was played with a live piano accompaniment - very cool. 

1 comment:

  1. Cool! That looks like an awesome theater to see a movie!