4

If You Were Waiting for the Casa Linda Theater to Show Movies Again, It Ain't Happening

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

I've yet to step foot into the Natural Grocers that recently opened in a smallish section of the old Preston Forest Whole Foods, but my wife has and says it's "a cross between Sprouts and Roy's." As in: There's very little produce, all the meats are frozen, and there are plenty o' vitamins amongst the other health-food products. So if that excites you, you'll love this news, which Brother Bill Holston sends our direction via the Advocate: Natural Grocers is taking the old Casa Linda Theatre spot.

For the longest time, you may recall, there had been efforts to reclaim the shuttered-since-'99 theater as a cinema -- and in '05, it looked all but certain the Alamo Drafthouse would make its Dallas debut in the old McClendon theater by 2006. The "grandest of all grand openings" was promised. But then ... nothing. And by May 2007, it was all but guaranteed the site would go retail. So now it has, reports Keri Mitchell. Expect the grocer to open within the next three to four months.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.