We told you earlier this month about Fort Worth's upcoming addition to local film culture: the Citizen Theater, a planned twin-screen arthouse in the near Southside. Husband and wife owners Amy McNutt and James M. Johnston have been hard at work getting the ball rolling, and they recently announced that the theater now has an official address: 1455 W. Magnolia Ave.
"Right now it's just a big empty lot between Fairmount and 7th Avenue, but we've got some amazing plans for it," reads The Citizen's press release. "Our design team is working diligently on the layout and pretty soon we'll be able to post some conceptual drawings of our beautiful twin-screen theater. We couldn't be happier to be in the neighborhood that we already live and work in. It's the perfect spot."
McNutt and Johnston also own The Spiral Diner.
Construction is set to start sometime next year. "We're happy to say we've had tremendous success finding individual lenders to fund The Citizen," the release reads. "Thank you so much to everyone involved so far. And to everyone out there who has thought about it but hasn't done it yet, now is the time. We've only got a few more months before construction starts and we need to round up everyone who is interested. You have the possibility to make a 150% return on your investment. It's good for your pocketbook and will help us make this thing happen as fast as possible. If you are interested please e-mail us now for more info." (firstname.lastname@example.org)
While we anxiously await the new theater, the Citizen is happily recommending a taste of what's to come, in a new "weekly-ish" blog post titled "Citizen Suggests." The feature lists great new films coming out on DVD, Blu-Ray and the like.
Which movie do the suggest this week? Check out the post.
And don't forget to "like" The Citizen on Facebook.