The Omni Lights Get Hijacked On Wednesday: Here's Six Great Spots To Watch The Show

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The Omni's getting extra bling this Wednesday
You've waited a month for "Expanded Cinema," the Omni light hijacking project happening this Wednesday night, September 26. Fourteen Dallas video artists will replace the flashy building's normal visual programming with their own mad scientist inventions, starting at 8 p.m. You should see the show in the best available location. Here's a few things to consider when selecting your perfect vantage point.

See also: City Artists To Hijack The Omni's Lights, Dallas Gets More Blade Runnery

With the entire wrap-around exterior of the building being used simultaneously, you'll want to see as much of it as possible. That means putting distance between it and you. For a great view, you'll need to cross the river. Also, this show has a musical component. On Wednesday night you'll get the experiment in its entirety, with each artist's custom soundtrack playing live on KXT 91.7. That means you'll need a radio with speakers and solid reception.

Hey, don't furrow that brow. Here's a guide to conquering this thing.

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Colorado and Jefferson
Dallas Video Fest is having an officially unofficial viewing party in an empty field off of Colorado and Jefferson. There's limited parking, so carpooling is encouraged. Your headlights and conversation will interrupt folks once the program begins; it's better to arrive early. They suggest bringing: lawn chairs, flashlights and radios.
Cocktail suggestion: The Motherboard -- Champagne with LED ice cubes.

The Belmont
901 Fort Worth Avenue
Lounging poolside at the Belmont is a luxurious escape for any Wednesday evening, but adding on a view of an illuminated 198,807 square foot futuristic canvas adds an extra dose of plush. There's a bar, so that's covered. And thanks to a removed parking lot, you won't bother anyone if you roll in a little late. Although you will look strange walking in with a radio...
Screw it: This is art. Get as strange as you like.
Cocktail suggestion: Martini, or whatever makes you look the most seductive.

Hickory House Barbecue
600 S. Industrial Boulevard
Dinner and a show? Maybe I will, thank you. This cheap little barbecue hold-out's got seating on the curb, so you can power-up your boom box, stare at the Omni and freak everyone else out while chomping down on inexpensive ribs. This is how art was meant to be experienced.
Cocktail suggestion: A $2 beer.

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18 comments
krystynatyna
krystynatyna

@sayNOtoUGLY did u watch the Omni light display? I bet it was quite the sight.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

best view was from area around reunion...worst was balcony at the Belmont...filled with noisy not art "kids" hanging out....and required valet parking.

 

frankly, the art works displayed deserved MUCH better definition than the poor visuals given from the Omni "mini-pixels" that just did not do credit to fine film works....was cute and fun, but not spectacular as an artistic venue.

onealweston
onealweston

Nice view from the bridge above Hickory House BBQ... KXT 91.7 app...good to go

robfreestyle
robfreestyle

@satori06 Wow! Thats going to spectacular! unfortunately I have an indoor event I am committed to this evening. :(

mykatjim
mykatjim

I wouldn't advise the old reunion arena location. Cirque du Soleil is currently there with their giant tent. They have a show starting at 8 tonight.

NicA
NicA

How long will this be going on tonight? 

CharlesM
CharlesM

My office at 701 Commerce has the absolute best view.  If you're nice, I might invite you to the party. ;-)

pattimick88
pattimick88

@hiuhime AWESOME. it's so a date! Where do you wanna watch sweet cheeks?

sayNOtoUGLY
sayNOtoUGLY

@krystynatyna I watched it as I drove back from the gym, doesn't really count.

kim_patton
kim_patton

@swaringeezy haha maybe for you! But you can always just close your curtains. It's never too bright for you...

hiuhime
hiuhime

@pattimick88 I vote for The Belmont or even The Foundry. Either way it's gonna be a sexy night.

pattimick88
pattimick88

@hiuhime yeah either one is cool with me...I still need to find a way to sneak out of class early.

pattimick88
pattimick88

@hiuhime hmm...I'm going to have to rethink this wig thing.

hiuhime
hiuhime

@pattimick88 Yeah, neither would a glow-in-the-dark one. Maybe purple wig?

pattimick88
pattimick88

@hiuhime so I'm thinking a hot pink wig may not work...

hiuhime
hiuhime

@pattimick88 you need a stealth ninja wig.

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