Avenue Theatre

821 East Terrell Avenue,
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Functions: Funeral Home

Previous Names: Embry Theatre

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Avenue Theater...Fort Worth Texas

Opened as the Embry Theatre, a live theatre catering for African-Americans. In 1933 it was renamed Avenue Theatre was only open for about five years to 1938. It was still listed as (Closed) in the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook.

As of 2009 the building remains standing, has been used as a funeral home for several years and has retained its distinct theatre shape and design.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Driveintheatre2001 on January 25, 2012 at 3:07 am

A Couple of photos from Nov. of 2006 ..

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

dallasmovietheaters on May 25, 2020 at 12:26 pm

This opened as the Embry Theatre – a movie theater with live events exclusively for African American patrons. It appears to have changed names to the Avenue in 1933.

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