Lakewood Theater

Norman Alston: One of Dallas’ Leading Preservationists

By Karen Eubank / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas is fortunate to have profoundly dedicated historic preservationists. “Dedication” is the key word. That is what it takes to keep not only history but also the culture and very look of a city intact, alive, and flourishing against tremendous odds. Dallas has always been known for an attitude of bigger is better and new […]

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Lakewood Theater Wins Big Again In Preservation Achievement Awards

By Karen Eubank / April 9, 2020 / 1 Comment

The winners of the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas were announced recently, and there’s one especially important recipient — the Lakewood Theater. These awards are significant because they highlight contributions not only to residential and commercial projects but also to individuals and organizations. Seventeen projects received awards this year. I’m going to highlight […]

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Commission Votes to Start Landmark Process For Lakewood Theater

By Joanna England / September 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

It was a packed house today at Dallas City Hall as the Landmark Commission opened the floor to discuss designating the Lakewood Theater as a historic landmark. Just months ago, Lakewood Theater owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham courted Alamo Drafthouse as a tenant for the property, but when problems over parking kept the pair […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Courting Lakewood Theater, Parking Issues Plague Negotiations

By Leah Shafer / May 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

As we reported in January, the now-empty Lakewood Theater has an interested suitor, the Alamo Drafthouse, and negotiations are quite a ways along now. Property co-owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham of Willingham-Rutledge talked to multiple restaurants and businesses that could fill the historic space in various incarnations, located at 1825 Abrams Pkwy. in East Dallas. […]

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Historic Designation Protects Dallas Treasures from Demolition

By Leah Shafer / February 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dallas has a rich historic and architectural legacy, shown through buildings like the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, DeGolyer House and Gardens in East Dallas, and the Eastside Warehouse District and State Thomas neighborhood in Uptown. But just because a building or neighborhood plays an important part in the story of Dallas doesn’t mean it’s protected […]

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On Midland Dirt: Future of Odessa’s Ector Theatre Uncertain as City Reviews Development Plans

By Leah Shafer / January 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

In our culture of “bigger, better, newer, faster,” historic theaters may well be one of America’s most endangered buildings. There are at least 160 of these beauties in the Lone Star State, once the center of a city’s entertainment district. But now these Arcadias, Palaces, Majestics, Paramounts, and Pioneers often sit in states of disrepair. […]

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