Ridglea Theater Announces First Show in Two Years

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Almost exactly two years ago, give or take a few weeks, Fort Worth's historic Ridglea Theater stopped booking shows and shut its doors. It was bound to happen. The theater hadn't booked a decent show for years before it closed. The Ridglea's fate was in limbo for the following two years, and was in danger of being demolished until new owner Jerry Shults stepped in to renovate the building. He also worked to get the theater listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

News came today that AEG is bringing in metal act Down on Tuesday, September 18, marking their first show under new ownership. Tickets will go on sale at AXS.com this Friday for $25. Let's hope the bookings improve pronto. You can only go up from Down.
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Coleman
Coleman

sounds like someone got trolled

Ed in the OC
Ed in the OC

Saving this theater from the wrecking ball is inspiring. Best of luck to Jerry and all involved.

Guest
Guest

Plus Harp and our own Warbeast (DOMA 2011 winner for Best Metal) are opening for them. Will be a great night!

Amberbasurto
Amberbasurto

where does it say nu metal anywhere in there?? he called them a metal act?

MBM
MBM

Down is the best band going right now in the metal community inmy humble opinion, at least they're my favorite band going. Huge first show back for the Ridglea, and I will definitely be there. Now, if only the observer could track down a music writer that knows something about metal. And the quality of bands after Down will be way down, compared to what Phil, Pepper, Jimmy, and Kirk trot out each show.

Gat2KeepOnMovin
Gat2KeepOnMovin

Actually... no that was just another awful and uninformed Observer writer..

Gat2KeepOnMovin
Gat2KeepOnMovin

He's the same writer who compared Pantera to Edie Brickell.  Wait.. who is in Down?

Peter
Peter

Having just moved to Dallas 3 years ago, I did not know about the Ridglea Theater. But this is awesome! Very cool to see an old building get re-used in a practical way. I rarely ever think that these small, local theaters should close or be demolished b/c of their location or them being "old". Any place can survive with some creative and curated booking; whether that's movies, music, plays/theater or other events. I look at the Majestic and sigh. Same with Lakewood Theater. The Casa Lina theater is a grocery store now.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow, you stay classy!  Sounds like you follow my fine work!?  Also, you sound like a dude familiar with Chuggin' the D.   ps-And your stuff is RIVETING, can't miss prose?  Oh brother, I feel sorry for that boyfriend of yers.    Kergie out.

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