Berry Theatre

3033 Hemphill Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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Previous Names: White Theatre, Teatro Berry

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Berry Theatre© Fort Worth TX Don Lewis

This old relic was just off the corner of Hemphill Street and W. Berry Street on the south side of Fort Worth. The White Theatre was opened on April 3, 1940 with 1,000-seats. It was renamed Berry Theatre in 1961 and began screening Spanish language movies in 1962 when it was renamed Teatro Berry. It has a huge vertical sign spelling out BERRY. If some of these old theatres could only talk.

It was demolished on July 22, 2023.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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Lissetteacolon on January 13, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Does anyone knows if this theater is for sale?

rivest266 on June 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Listings started showing up in 1941 as White and renamed Berry in 1961.

dallasmovietheaters on May 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm

M.S. White was the original owner and named the theatre after himself launching on April 3, 1940. White had created the White Theatre and ran the Dal-Sec Theatre in Dallas beginning in 1934 before selling both to Interstate Theatre Corporation in 1936. The veteran film salesman’s career dated to the early 1910s and the Ft. Worth White Theatre was his return to exhibition in a new-build location which once housed an apartment complex. White retired from the exhibition business in 1951 selling off his two theaters.

On May 25, 1961, the theatre became the Berry Theatre and initially kept a policy of second-run Hollywood films and selected short subjects. The Berry would simultaneously be known as Teatro Berry in 1962 when it changed to a policy of showing Hispanic films. The Berry appears to have gone out of business in the home video era on February 21, 1988.

JackCoursey on July 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm

The theatre is currently on the market for $650K. More details and pics at

DavidZornig on October 4, 2022 at 4:09 pm

1951 photo in below link.

DavidZornig on October 4, 2022 at 4:11 pm

2019 Fort Worth Business Press council report on the Berry Theatre.

Rogue on June 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Demolition permits have been filed.

dannyh on July 23, 2023 at 12:09 pm

The Berry Theatre was demolished July 22, 2023.

Randy A Carlisle
Randy A Carlisle on July 26, 2023 at 10:23 am

How saddening!! Some structures just don’t stand a chance to survive. Neglected by the OWNER(s), and left abandoned to rot away to the point of no saving it.. Especially in the D/FW area it seems.. Life Goes On..

LarryFM on March 28, 2024 at 7:34 pm

Wow! I passed by the former site of the Berry Theater today, and I was taken aback. The corner near where it used to be is now occupied by a large, fairly new and clean Super 7-Eleven. Interesting, since there was once a conventionally-sized 7-Eleven fifty years ago at the corner of Berry and Jennings, virtually on the new store’s site. One question I have is would anyone here know who was the architect for the White/Berry Theater?

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