FROM DILAPIDATED TO REJUVENATED: HISTORIC THEATER IN FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS TO AUDIENCES AFTER 30 YEARS

Newly renovated Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater announces its first live family-friendly event

(Fort Worth, TX, May 11, 2021) — Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater is thrilled to finally announce its official opening with the first live performance in the revived space. The historic venue will open its doors to renewed life on Memorial Weekend.

The Isis theater, which first opened in 1915, has sat vacant in the Fort Worth Stockyards since 1988. Now opening as Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater, the newly renovated venue preserves the original theater’s rich history and welcomes audiences to discover its unique character and historical eminence. The new Downtown Cowtown will meet the Fort Worth Stockyards with authenticity while providing something special for everyone.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced entertainment venues everywhere to shut down. As concerns begin to subside, people are eager to get out,” says founder Jeffrey Smith. “We feel fortunate to have this opportunity to open at what feels like the right time to give the community a chance to enjoy public outings. We expect to continuously provide patrons with quality entertainment, a unique and engaging environment, and a connection to the rich heritage of Fort Worth.”

Guests can look forward to a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment, with classic western movies by day, and live performances of all types by night. Tickets for all scheduled live events are available now and can be purchased online through www.downtowncowtown.com.

Current Covid safety measures:

● Temperature checks will be taken at point of entry.

● Masks are suggested for moving about the theater but may be removed once seated.

● Hand sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations.

About Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater

Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the newly renovated Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater engages guests with a variety of unique, quality entertainment.

Formerly the Isis Theater, the venue originally opened in 1915 as a single screen movie theater featuring silent films with live piano accompaniment. After a fire in 1935, the theater was rebuilt into one of the largest movie screen theaters in Fort Worth. The theater closed its doors in 1988 and the building sat vacant for 30+ years until its rebirth in 2021.

Now, Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater gives new, vibrant life to the space. This 500-seat multipurpose venue boasts a private event area, a VIP room, a family-friendly bar, and a gift shop. Preserving 106 years of historical significance, the theater gives audiences an opportunity to revel in its unique character and artifacts that transport them back in time.

Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater strengthens its historic neighborhood by providing visitors one-of-a-kind experiences that entertain, inspire, and reflect the community. For additional information, visit www.downtowncowtown.com, call 817-437-3649, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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