Historic New Isis Theatre near the Stockyards sold

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by SANDRA BAKER

Star-Telegram

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 1:08 PM

FORT WORTH — One of Fort Worth’s remaining singe-screen movie theaters has been bought by commercial real estate investor Larry White Jr.

The Historic New Isis Theatre has been vacant since 1988 was sold by Anastasia Talsma who had owned the property for less than a year. Deed records show the property was transferred to Talsma in June 2013.

A spokeswoman at his office said White was declining to talk about the purchase or his plans for the building at this time, according to the Star-Telegram who reported the sale Thursday. 
The New Isis has been included on Historic Fort Worth’s list of Most Endangered Places five times, the last in 2010. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places, the group said.
 
The original Isis theatre was opened in 1914, but it burned in 1935 and an art deco-style New Isis replaced it a year later.
 
Jerre Tracy, Historic Fort Worth’s executive director, found the news of the sale encouraging.

WFAA's Mary Muller contributed to this report
 

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