MEDALLION THEATER DEMOLITION?

A nostalgic FBvian needs your help:

My intrepid wife called to tell me that there’s demolition work underway at/near the old Medallion Theater at Northwest Highway and Skillman. (Where I saw Jaws as a kid.) I’d like to know what’s going on there, and since FrontBurner has the smartest, most with-it, and plugged-in eyeballs in the city, can you see if any of your gentle readers knows what’s up?

Because Wick loves this sort of recent-history trivia, I’ll remind everyone that the Medallion used to be the theater in Dallas. It opened in 1969 with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and became one of the highest-grossing theaters in the country. In 1975, Steven Spielberg gave a sneak screening of Jaws there and came to see it as his good-luck theater (he insisted that Close Encounters and 1941 first screen there (the latter, obviously, could have used a little more good luck)). So what’s the deal? Who knows what’s happening there?

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