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Former Arlington frat house now a movie set

Just call downtown Arlington the new Tinseltown.

A year after film a crew from Fox television prime-time drama Prison Break used downtown Arlington as a backdrop for some of its episodes, an independent film company has taken over the former Delta Upsilon house near Abram and Cooper streets near the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.

The house, which has been vacant since being sold in 2006, will be featured in the upcoming film called Roslyn, a short suspense-thriller about a frat prank that goes wrong, according a film crew member.

The century-old wood-frame, two-story house is the old Thornton house and was the former home of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

The house at 719 W. Abram St. has been decorated with Christmas lights and has been renamed “Sigma Zeta Chi”.

Crews have been working overnight to shoot the film.

The Fort Worth businesswoman who purchased the home in 2006, had plans to renovate the historic structure for her real-estate company and to possibly contain her home.