Parkway Theatre

1719 8th Avenue,
Fort Worth, TX 76101

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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc.

Architects: W. Scott Dunne, H. F. Pettigrew, John A. Worley

Firms: Pettigrew & Worley

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Parkway Theatre

Located on 8th Avenue, by Park Place, the Parkway Theatre opened by Interstate Theatres on November 28, 1935 with Jack Oakie in “Big Broadcast of 1936”. It was designed by architect W. Scott Dunne. By 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell. On May 20, 1948 it was remodeled by architectural firm Pettigrew & Worley.

The Parkway Theatre was closed on February 9, 1964 with Yul Brynner in “Kings of the Sun”.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

LarryFM on December 18, 2011 at 2:14 am

According to visual evidence at, the building was in existence as late as 1963, but demolished and converted to a parking lot as part of an expanded shopping center by 1970.

jamestv on July 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

This theatre was open in December 1939—-unsure about when it actually opened. One of Interstate Theatres first neighborhood theatres in Fort Worth.

rivest266 on June 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm

This opened on November 28th, 1935. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on February 28, 2021 at 5:34 pm

The Parkway Theatre closed on February 9, 1964 with Yul Bryner in “Kings of the Sun.” The demolition took place soon thereafter with a modern, Buddie Supermarket constructed on the site.

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