Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Here is an old art deco theater in Dallas over about where Main Street turns into Columbia. The original facade of this structure has remained pretty much intact with the lovely curve on the southeast corner of the building. The Marquee is still there, and the big sign with the portholes remains intact, if denuded of its original letters and neon.

Sometime in the late 80s this cinema became a Mexican theater, finally switching to pawn shop about a decade ago. Ironically, the big sign of the theater had the 3 portholes, which may in some way be likened to the 3 balls that are the symbol of the pawnbroker's trade.

This photo was taken Saturday, August 5, 2006, late afternoon, while driving down the street.

4 Comments:

Blogger Floydene said...

Reminds me of the original Tower Records in Sacramento- except I don't even know if the Tower Records is still there. Very groovy photos.

9:38 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

That must have been cool - was it in a former theater, too? Glad you like the photos. Thanks for stopping by!

10:19 PM  
Blogger nongirlfriend said...

I hope someone else was driving you.

If not, then I'm so jealous! I can't take pictures from the car that good even while V is driving me! Maui photos proved that.

7:24 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

nongirlfriend - I WAS driving, actually, but not very fast. This is the only photo I've taken while rolling, and I didn't even hold the camera up to my face. *L* I'll bet that even in a blur, Maui looked beautiful.

4:46 AM  

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