Dobie Theater’s sequel takes shape near UT Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Film fans rejoice: The Dobie Theater will re-open.

The Carlton Group, an international real estate investment banking firm, is behind the resurrection, four years after Landmark Theatres let their lease expire.

The group has not set a timeline for opening, however, saying the four-screen theater needs new seating and other renovations. The Carlton Group is also looking for an operating group to bring in first-run films.

Previously, the Dobie was primarily an arthouse theater, primarily screening independent films and documentaries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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