Return to Giant at the Texas Theatre

Sep 28, 2010 3 Comments by

Head out to the Texas Theatre Thursday night for a “soft opening” of the building featuring recent improvements by the new management team. Local filmmaker, Kirby Warnock’s documentary of the legendary film “Giant”, was originally featured on PBS in 1996, and details the making of the movie along with interviews of locals in Marfa who were used throughout the film.  The New York Times said of the documentary, “[it] is a surprisingly haunting slice of Americana.”

More from Warnock:

“Giant was James Dean’s final film. He died while it was still being edited. The screening on September 30th will give audience members the chance to see how Dean spent his last days, as a Texan, out on the Evans Ranch near Marfa, Texas.
Giant is rightly called “the national movie of Texas” and has inspired a stage play (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean), a film (Fandango) and a TV series (Dallas).”

Thursday, September 30th, 7:30PM


About the author

Jason has lived in Oak Cliff for 10 years, and when not playing guitar in the Happy Bullets, can be found bicycling throughout the neighborhood searching for old trolley tracks.

3 Responses to “Return to Giant at the Texas Theatre”

  1. Kirby says:

    We had 500 folks on hand for the encore screening last Thursday, many from ‘across the Trinity” and several from Fort Worth.
    The new management team of the Texas addressed the crowd and updated us on their renovation plans. This is going to be a great place and I am very excited. Bear in mind that film is also considered an “art” and this will be a welcome addition to the ‘hood and will be the ONLY repertory cinema house in Dallas.
    We head to Marfa to show it this Thursday.
    Thanks to everyone who came out.

  2. Lyne Lossow says:

    none of the articles give the address of the Texas Theater?

  3. robshearer says:

    @lyne: 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75208

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