Jimmy Sweeney

Founder and Film Booker for The Grand Berry Theater

Tell us about your occupation

Founder and film booker for The Grand Berry Theater


What is your favorite movie experience?

I was eight years old when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out in theaters. I remember getting dressed up and waiting outside the major theater in my hometown of Sarasota, FL for three hours with my friends and our parents to be the first ones inside the theater. Now reflecting on the experience, it’s amazing to think about how major of a cultural event movies can provide. It was also my first, and one of my only, experiences with Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. “Alas, earwax.”


If you were stranded on a desert island with five movies, what would they be?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended edition, Up, Cast Away, A Knight’s Tale, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Not necessarily my five favorite, but I could watch these endlessly and not be mad.


What is your favorite local Fort Worth spot?

The Zoo​


Why are you excited to bring an art house theater to Fort Worth?

I am excited to get to show Fort Worth a modern take on the old neighborhood theater. As film began to take foot in this country, it started with these small theaters that were a place of community for their neighborhood. I’m excited to get to start providing that small, communal film experience in a modern way to a city I care so much about.


Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I’m pretty obsessed with Disney. I grew up about two hours from the front gate of Magic Kingdom, and I can probably tell you more about the parks and resorts than you would ever want to know. I also have a pretty definitive ranking of every Disney/Pixar animated movie.

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2712 Weisenberger St.

Foundry District

Fort Worth, TX