It is the Saturday before the new year, and buried somewhere beneath the plastic and sawdust and buckets of paint and construction workers' boots is Dallas' newest art house, the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village. Tearlach Hutcheson, the imposing Australian tapped to run the place, stands in the middle of the chaos and gives the tour, pointing to empty spaces that in just days will be filled and open for business. "There's the concession stand, where we'll sell CDs and DVDs and books along with your popcorn," he says in his deep accent, "and around the corner's the bar, which will be called Fuel." And on he goes, through the cozy confines and five theaters equipped with comfortable stadium seats, and suddenly it all seems very familiar--this tour of the unfinished product, the scintillating hint of a... More >>>
Not just about bums in the seats: Tearlach Hutcheson left Landmark to run the Magnolia¬ís theater operations last fall.