Monday, May 8, 2017

The Old Theater

I found this mural on the front of an antique mall on the west side of Fort Worth, Texas.
It depicts the old Bowie movie theater on Camp Bowie Blvd that was built in 1940.The car, a Woody, was built by Ford and Mercury from 1949-51, having real wood side panels. The movie Giant being advertised was filmed here in Texas in 1956.

My attempt at the same scene today
 The Bowie theater has closed but the building was re-purposed in the 1980's and became a bank. The brick streets, which are a maintenance nightmare, have also been saved.

Linking today to Monday Murals : HERE


  1. i love it! i also love the brick street!

  2. Wonderful!
    Have a great week!

  3. I love it, too! I've always wanted to go back and visit the fifties for a day. And that's just how I would picture it.

  4. Such a beautiful mural. And those cars were such works of art too!

  5. This is s very nice one, I love that car. I remember I have seen one in the streets long ago....

  6. Quite a throwback! I like that comparison.