Dallas’ favorite theater finds a new home in downtown Carrollton

Saying goodbye to the city he’s called home for over 40 years, the beloved and longtime staple of the Dallas theater scene has found a new home.

Pocket Sandwich Theater cut the ribbon this week at a new home in historic downtown Carrollton. Now the theater occupies a historical space, restored over the past year.

The screenings have been ongoing since the space opened in December, but city and business leaders from Carrollton and Farmers Branch took part in Wednesday’s official celebration.

A little over a year ago, PST was forced out of the mall on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, which it has occupied since 1990.

“In 2022, our 42th a year later and after 32 years on Peresmeshnikov Lane, an investor bought the center we were in and informed us that we were not in line with their “vision of the future,” the theater owners said in a statement. “After a little bit of excitement and a lot of tours of places that didn’t feel right to us, we were so lucky that Mayor Steve Babic felt this was part of Carrollton’s vision and gave us a call.”

Founded in 1980 by Rodney Dobbs and Joe Dickinson, PST has established itself in the Dallas theater community and has become known for hilarious audience-actor interactions, such as throwing popcorn at villains on stage. It was 3rd the oldest theater in Dallas and was the secondth the longest running theater in the city.

Those who run the theatre, some of whom are children of Dickinson’s original co-founder, said they are thrilled with Broadway, a street that literally runs through historic downtown Carrollton.

The new space is similar to the previous space, which is a nod to its roots.

Now at their new home on Elm Street in Carrollton, PST has new shows scheduled this spring, with a popcorn tossing spoof starting March 31st.

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