Best Theatrical Theatre

Dobie Theatre Makeover

Gothic. Victorian. Egyptian. Other. Man, when longtime Dobie manager/wunderkind Scott Dinger announced his intention to remodel/divide "Austin's Most Innovative Theatre," did anyone have any idea? Months in the makeover, the revamped Dobie is a cinematic palace fit for a king (recent visiting auteur Q.T. is rumored to have been "silly from joy" and bummed 'cause he didn't think of it first). Four different settings for four different moods (but where did Babe play, Scott?), complete with faux gargoyles, massive bookshelves, enormous tapestries, flickering flames -- a filmgoer's dream come true. Get to your fave show early -- seating isn't always the best, but the atmosphere makes up for anything you might miss on the screen.

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