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Friday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 7 Jan 2011

Today in the roundup: The plans for Fort Worth’s Citizen Theater, words from AIA Dallas’ new president and pictures from a memorial.


THE CITIZEN GETS A LOOK: The long-rumored Citizen Theater in Fort Worth is becoming a lot more realized. Fort Worth’s Firm 817 has revealed its renderings for the theater, which will be located at the the corner of Fairmount and Magnolia. The theater is the brainchild of Sprial Diner owners Amy McNutt and James Johnston. The twin-screen complex will be Fort Worth’s long-awaited art-house theater. The founders are still looking for investors, so if you’re interested in getting into the movie business, visit the theater’s web site for details.

THE WORST OF TIMES: In other architectural news, AIA Dallas‘ new chapter president David Zatopek has posted his first salvo on the organization’s blog. He spends the first few graphs reminding us of what hard times these are (thanks!), but he goes on to explain that, “for architecture and the broader rubric of design and the operative arts, hard times are best times.” Don’t believe him? Read the post.

REMEMBERING FRANKIE: Hundreds of Frankie 45 fans attended his memorial concert last night at Club Dada. DC9 at Night stayed up late to post the first batch of photos from the event. I would imagine the DC9 folks will have much more as the day rolls on.