120 E. Main Street,
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Uptown Theater (Official)
Firms: Killis Almond & Associates
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
The Uptown, which originally opened on March 17, 1950 with 1,100 seats, is situated on Main Street in the old downtown section of Grand Prairie. You can’t miss if drive this area. It has a huge red and white vertical sign spelling out “Uptown”.
After closing as a movie house, the theater served for periods of time as a church. In November, 2008, the Uptown Theater reopened after a renovation and restoration project that began in May 2007 after the City of Grand Prairie purchased the theater building in 2005.
The Uptown Theater hosts live performances, including concerts, live theater and dance. It is also the home of the Grand Prairie Arts Council.
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