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David Pulido
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From: Fort Worth, TX
Registered: Aug 2010

 - posted April 26, 2011 06:28 PM      Profile for David Pulido   Email David Pulido         Edit/Delete Post 
Can't wait for this place to open. Won't have to drive to Dallas as much to see indie fare.

All vegan menu too.

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Adam Martin

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 - posted April 26, 2011 06:53 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
Citizen Theater – Magnolia Avenue Getting Indie Art House Theater with 100% Vegan Snack Bar

That Fort Worth is finally, finally getting its own art house movie theater is huge enough news. That it’s going to be fully vegan is downright monumental. Then again, it should come as no surprise given the masterminds behind the Citizen Theater: Amy McNutt and James Johnston, the generally awesome folks who gave Fort Worth its own vegan restaurant in the form of Spiral Diner.

The Citizen is going to be built right on Magnolia Avenue, spanning between Fairmount and 7th (that’s just west from Spiral Diner). It’s going to have two movie screens, a vegan snack bar powered by Spiral Diner, and a delicious frosting of classy old-school movie theater good looks. It’ll be showing indie films, art house fare, and classic movies from the vaults of cinema history (the Citizen blog has already made clear, for example, that they’ll be showing the newly restored silent masterpiece Metropolis at some point, prompting cries of “OH YES SIGN US RIGHT THE HELL UP FOR THAT” in the VegFortWorth compound). And it’ll be doing all of it just steps from Spiral Diner, right in the heart of what may be Fort Worth’s coolest central city neighborhood, surrounded by all sorts of independent businesses, beautiful wide sidewalks, and bike lanes and racks. How awesome is that?

Take note that the rendering we have here isn’t completely the building’s final appearance. Amy says the design’s still being tweaked and that this rendering is more monolithic in appearance than the final product will be. Still, it serves to give us an idea of where the design is headed – and it looks great. I particularly love the Art Deco phoenix rising out of the sign.

Amy plans to have some more info up on the Citizen’s blog this afternoon, which we’ll link to. In the meantime, our cousin blog Fort Worthology has some more details.

The Citizen’s on track to start construction later this year, and Amy’s looking for individual investors (who can look forward to an 8%-10% yearly return depending on the amount lent), so if you’re interested in investment opportunities, give her a buzz.

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