6025 Camp Bowie Boulevard,
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Ridglea Theater (Official)
Previously operated by: Cinemark
Architects: H. F. Pettigrew, John A. Worley
Firms: Pettigrew & Worley
Functions: Concerts, Movies (Classic)
Styles: Pueblo Moderne
News About This Theater
- Oct 21, 2012 — Historic Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth reopens with Retro Ball after extensive renovations
- Aug 3, 2010 — Ridglea Theater in danger
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- Aug 21, 2009 — "Alien" 30th Anniversary
- Jan 28, 2008 — Fort Worth landmark movie palace for sale
Opened on December 1, 1950, the Ridglea Theater was taken over and tastefully renovated by Cinemark in the 1980’s, becoming a three screen movie theatre on December 18, 1987. It became a dine-in theatre on August 12, 1994.
The Ridglea Theater became a concert venue in 1999. It was closed in May 2011, to allow for restoration, and reopened in mid-2012.
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Wonder what happened to the prow of the marquee.
The new owner of the Ridglea Theater Jerry Shults is looking for your Ridglea Theater memories! Email us with your memories and photos to
To view memories of the Historic Ridglea Theater, visit: http://www.ridgleatheater.com/memories
Thanks in advance for sending your memories to us!!
Any questions yall have about the new Theater and our ongoing restoration, please send us an email to
May/June 2011 magazine of National Trust for Historic Preservation reported Bank of America backed asway from plan to buy & demolish portion, allowing local entrepreneur Jerry Shluts to buy it December. “Working with Historic Forth Worth, Shults plans to restore the balcony, stage, murals, and terrazzo tile floor and reopen the theater later this year.” Here’s link to a site re saving it http://www.ridgleatheater.com/press.asp
September 2011 cloudy day views:
Great News! The Ridglea Theatre is set to open in early 2012! http://ridgleatheater.com/press.asp .. Good luck to the “Historical” Ridglea Theatre!! A 2006 photo I took of the Ridglea Theatre. Enjoy!
I am SO glad that we have GOOD news on this wonderful theatre! Kudos to every soul that has made this miracle possible!!
The vertical sign was recently featured on an episode of “House Hunters” on HGTV.
The theater is reopening after renovations with a celebration ball and a sing-a-long showing of “The Sound of Music”. View article
3 screens on December 18th, 1987. Grand opening ad in the photo section.
Reopened as an dine-in on August 12th, 1994. Ad in photo section.