Landmark Decision: City Hall Votes to make Lakewood Theater Historic

DALLAS -- Dallas has plenty of iconic buildings and architecture - from Reunion Tower, to the more recent Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. On Wednesday, one Dallas community was hoping to have one of their treasures honored in its own way as an historic landmark.

A public hearing was held at Dallas City Hall to give people a chance to state their case before the council officially voted on whether or not to preserve the Lakewood Theater in East Dallas as a city landmark.

It didn`t take long for those in attendance to receive their answer as the motion quickly passed with a unanimous vote. With that vote a yearlong goal was achieved: Lakewood Theater is now an official landmark and will be preserved as such, something Mayor Mike Rawlings was more than happy to be a part of, “It was great times in my life so just to know that that building is going to be kept the way it is, thank you very much.”

It`s still up in the air on what exactly the space will be used for once the theater reopens but the owners are apparently planning to bring life back into the now vacant building. Get your popcorn ready, Lakewood Theater is set to shine brightly for a long time to come.