Rose Marine Theater

1440 N. Main Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76164

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Previously operated by: Community Theaters Inc.

Functions: Performing Arts

Previous Names: Roseland Theater, Rose Theater, Marine Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 817.624.8333

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Rose Marine...Fort Worth TX

A unique and recently restored theater built as a 500 seat movie theater in the 1920’s. It is now dedicated to showcasing Latin performing arts.

It has a great, colorful vertical green sign with white letters spelling out “Rose” and is topped by pink rose.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

artchik on March 14, 2006 at 5:14 am

Latin Arts Association of Fort Worth, the organization that manages the Rose Marine Theater, is in production for a documentary to chronicle this remarkable theater. Click here:
to view the trailer.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 24, 2006 at 5:00 pm

My photograph of the ROSE sign View link

ahv on January 17, 2007 at 5:54 am

hello there, this is my first post so… Names Avi and I’m involved in the documentary of the theater and the main premiss is to document the stories of those that visited the theater when it was open. If anyone has any stories that they are willing to share on video about the rose please give me a buzz at my email at or call me at 214-718-8353

artchik on September 18, 2008 at 7:49 pm

The official website of the documentary for the history of the Rose Marine Theater can be found at It will debut on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. It will then go across the country to various film festivals. There is a community effort to get it shown on our local PBS station as well.

artchik on May 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

The documentary of the history of the Rose Marine Theater is now on sale at This documentary has recently received a Telly Award, and was broadcast locally on PBS.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 5, 2009 at 5:39 pm

A 2009 view of the Rose Marine Theater here and here.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm

A 2009 view of the box office and the tile entrance indicating when the Rose Marine Theater was known as the Roseland Theater.

artchik on July 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

Artes de la Rosa, the non-profit that manages the space, has garnered several local and national awards and achievements including:

2003 “Best Of” Award for Best Arts Experience for Kids – Fort Worth Weekly

2004 “Best of the Arts” Award – WRR 101.1

2005â€" 2009 Kennedy Center Capacity Building Organization â€" This annual program gives 30 of the nation’s stand-out culturally specific performing arts organizations an opportunity to work directly with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the Kennedy Center and his staff to foster capacity building.

2006 Coming Up Taller Award Winner â€" This national award, given at the White House by the First Lady, is the nation’s highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programming for youths.

2007 “Best Performing Arts Organization” Award – Fort Worth Weekly

2008 U.S. State Department Honor â€" The State Department brought in ten cultural managers from Africa, South America, and the Middle East to study with ten different American arts organizations. We hosted an arts manager from Amman, Jordan for a week at the Rose Marine Theater.

2008 Release of Telly Award Winning documentary “The Rose: A Sense of Place”. Directed by Logan Gilpin and Michael Rodriguez the film depicts the history of the Rose Marine Theater, and aired locally on PBS on May 4, 2009.

2008 Designated An American Masterpiece by the Texas Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2009 Selected to participate in the On Location Program by ArtsEdge.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm

From 1937, a rare photograph of the Rose Theater in Fort Worth.

dallasmovietheaters on January 27, 2021 at 6:26 am

Now Artes de La Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts and the website as of now is:

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