Scott Theatre 50th Anniversary Retrospective
January 8 - 29, 2016
A collection of artifacts, drawings and photographs documenting the history of the Scott Theatre, in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
Scott Theatre was built in 1966, funded by William Edrington Scott, who bequeathed 3 million dollars in trust, as the Scott Foundation, with the purpose of developing Fort Worth's Cultural District. Since opening, this 500-seat theatre has been the perfect setting for a variety of cultural arts performances, film & slide presentations and events, involving both celebrities and local amateur performers.
Upon entering the lobby, one sees a 575 lb, 8-ft Italian chandelier, and an unusual mural on the lobby wall which shows the progress of architecture in historical theaters. Inside the theatre house, the audience gains a sense of closer intimacy with the performance, because of the gentle rake of the seats and the type of stage. There are no bad seats - all audience members have a good view of the stage. The Scott stage is a modified thrust stage, which projects forward of the curtain, into the audience area. This thrust can be lowered to become a pit for an orchestra or band.