Until now, this has been one of those “I always see this sign from the freeway, but never stop there” places. So, now, I finally can say I’ve stopped at the historic Forest Theater in south Dallas. From what I read, the theater opened in 1947 here at 1920 Martin Luther King Boulevard. In recent years — from 2003 until 2008 (or 2009 maybe?) — singer Erykah Badu leased the building, calling it the “Black Forest Theater,” striving to operate a community center out of it; Dallas Observer stories praise Ms. Badu’s efforts to revitalize the area, but apparently the cost of keeping the theater’s doors open became too much for her to bear. The building’s currently for lease. (Note: I realize that taking photos upward into the midday sun is not ideal, but the middle of the day is when I stopped by the theater!)


One response to “Dallas

  1. Who owns the actual building? Do you know the contact information?

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