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Historic Texas theater offers summer entertainment

Policeman at the Texas Theater
Policeman at the Texas Theater
The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, Texas

In the neighborhood of Oak Cliff, there is a historic little theater called the Texas. Originally part of a chain of movie theatres owned by Howard Hughes, the Texas has gained notoriety and fame for its link to the Kennedy assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested after entering the theater without paying for a ticket-there is even a historic photo of him being brought out of it. The original seat where he sat has been removed but in the third row from the last, fifth seat over, there is a chair with Oswald’s name and the date November 22nd, 1963, in gold lettering. The Texas is having a Summer Film Series and Latin Film Series. Here are some of the following films that will be playing in the next week.

On Sunday, May 30th, Los Cronocrimenes (True Crimes) is playing at 3 p.m. Los Cronocrimenes is about a man who accidently gets into a time machine and the events that follow. It won a slew of awards, especially for Nacho Vigalondo’s screenplay. On Thursday, June 3rd, Gimme Shelter is playing at 7:30 p.m. Gimme Shelter is a documentary produced back in the 1970s that followed the Rolling Stones’ 1969 American tour. One stop of this tour was the Altamount Speedway in northern California in which a free concert was being held. This concert was a disaster and ended up with three accidental deaths and one murder. On Sunday, June 6th, Amores Perros is starting at 3 p.m. It is a tale of how three people are connected through a tragic car accident. Amores Perros was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. The cost of all these films is a $5 donation to help keep this historic landmark functioning.