Veritas Press: New Owner of the Texas Arts Theatre
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Veritas Arts INC (in partnership with SpenceTF LLC) is proud to announce that we have secured our second movie theatre in Hillsboro Texas, The Texas Arts Theatre. We are excited to share what Veritas has achieved in Grove City, PA with our first Guthrie Theatre with other communities around the world. We are committed to spreading art and cinema that exemplifies truth with investments in theatres in new areas.
The Texas Arts Theatre will be a first run movie theatre showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters, classic movies, and independent films. We will be upgrading the venue to host live concerts and community theatre in this new performing and visual arts center. This Theatre has tremendous history located just south of Dallas TX. The establishment was built in the 1880s, but has not been open or operated as a movie theater in nearly 20 years. The last time the venue showed movies was in 2001-2002. We will reopen this historic establishment in early Summer 2020.
Renovations have already begun with the entire exterior of the building being painted this weekend and the interior of the ticket booth is already complete. As with every historic theatre or building we occupy we strive to maintain the original look and design of the era. We are working with the local government, museum, library, and the prior owner Hank Fults to gather as much information as possible to restore this theatre to its former glory.
Hillsboro is the county seat of Hill County, Texas. Located on Interstate 35 where I-35E and I-35W split south of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Hillsboro is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County. It is close to midway between the Metroplex and Waco, and is the gateway to Lake Whitney. Hillsboro has an interesting and vast history! At one point during Bonnie and Clyde's robberies in Hillsboro there was a standoff at a local farm and the two escaped from the local jail. The city is known for its abundance of restored Victorian homes and its historic county courthouse, which in 1993, was heavily damaged by an electrical fire. Thankfully, it was rebuilt, courtesy of donations from around the world and two concerts sponsored by Hill County native Willie Nelson.
Hillsboro was the first home of the Texas Musicians Museum. Located a few miles north by northwest of Hillsboro, the Middlefaire site features a Renaissance Festival and Texas Pirate Festival. The movie Bottle Rocket, starring Owen and Luke Wilson, was filmed here. They used the Days Inn motel, the Hillsboro High School football stadium, and Highway 171 leading out of Hillsboro for filming locations. There is a historic photo of Elvis Presley walking in front of the Texas Theatre as many visiting artists played in the area. We look forward to being a part of the continuing rich history of Hillsboro Texas and the bright future for Veritas Arts INC.
Thank you for your community support and donations to help make this expansion possible. We could not do it without you! See you at the Movies.