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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / Holiday House Warming Party at the historic Texas Theatre with Special Guest Mayor Tom Leppert on Dec. 9th 2010

Texas theater sign

Texas theater sign

“I have screened my film all over the United States and throughout the world and the Texas Theatre ranks among the most impressive historic theaters I have played. It’s an honor to be one of the first films to show in the newly renovated space.” –  Award winning filmmaker Bradley Beesley (‘Okie Noodling’, ‘Christmas on Mars’, ‘Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo’)

“Over the years various groups have rescued the Texas Theatre from the wrecking ball. Now (Aviation Cinemas) are creating a positive buzz because they have the expertise, the vision and the energy to transform the aging lady into a Dallas film buff paradise.” – The Dallas Morning News

Making (their) own films and owning the theater to show them in is a throwback to the man who built the Texas Theatre in 1931: Howard Hughes. – The Dallas Observer

Aviation Cinemas and Dallas City Council Woman Delia Jasso Announce a Holiday House warming party and ribbon cutting ceremony at the historic Texas Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 9th from 5pm – 8:00pm.

Special Guest Mayor Tom Leppert, City Council Woman Delia Jasso, Members of the local and national Media, Dallas City Officials, the Oak Cliff Board, friends of the Texas Theatre, Aviation Cinemas Partners and Staff will be on hand to usher in the Holidays in a good ‘ol fashioned Texas way: a ribbon cutting, a classic film and enough egg nog to last all winter long.

Doors open at 5pm with cocktails and appetizers for attendees. At 5:25 Special Guest Mayor Tom Leppert will speak and officially cut the ribbon on the newly renovated theatre. City Council Woman Delia Jasso, who was been integral in the revitalization efforts of the Theatre and throughout Oak Cliff, will speak next as the group enters the space for a tour. At 6:30pm there will be a special screening of the classic holiday comedy “Plains Trains and Automobiles” inside the theatre. Dress is business casual or your favorite Holiday sweater / turtleneck and jacket combo.

The Texas Theatre (located on 231 W. Jefferson Blvd in Oak Cliff) is a historic movie theatre that also hosts concerts, events, theatrical productions and “Rough Cut Lab” screenings for filmmakers. When first opened in 1931, the Texas Theatre was the largest suburban movie theater in Dallas and was part of a chain of theaters once owned by Howard Hughes. In August of 2010, Aviation Cinemas Inc, a company started by film producer and consultant Barak Epstein, signed a lease to operate the theater.  The Aviation Cinemas team consists of filmmakers Adam Donaghey, Eric Steele, and creative director Jason Reimer.   Aviation Cinemas has constructed a new full service bar and concession stand and are in the process of upgrading the projection and sound in the 650 seat house for both 35mm and digital cinema. The theatre is currently booking all sorts of independent films and events, including this years Dallas premiers of “Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo” and “Strange Powers” and the Dallas theatrical premier of “Virtual JFK” presented in conjunction with the Dallas Video Fest. During the event on Dec. 9th, the new bar, concession stand and other amenities will be on display. Come join us for cocktails, free popcorn, catering from local favorite restaurants and an official tour of the historic space (including Oswald’s infamous seat).

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