Santa Rosa Theatre Information Wanted

posted by Chet Cuccia on March 4, 2005 at 4:38 am

HOUSTON, TX — When I was a little kid back in the early 1960s, my parents and I went to the Santa Rosa theatre in Houston, Texas, which is now closed. Does anyone out there have any information on it?

Cordially, Chet Cuccia

Comments (7)

JimRankin on March 4, 2005 at 2:03 pm

More information may be available from The Theatre Historical Society of America at: and you can contact their Ex. Director Richard Sklenar via the link on their site for further data from their 40,000 items on nearly 15,000 theatres.

EAdkins on March 8, 2005 at 1:35 pm

The Santa Rosa Theater was built and operated by the Interstate Circuit Inc. theater chain out of Dallas. TX. I believe it was the last new indoor theater that the old Interstate Circuit opened in the Houston area. It opened in the late 1940’s. It played sub run films 28 days after downtown Houston came off. Every Saturday morning, they would run a kid show conplete with (5) cartoons, a serial, and a feature film. It was one of the best kid houses in Houston.

Chet Cuccia
Chet Cuccia on March 8, 2005 at 2:02 pm

Thank you. I’m 47 years old. My mother told me that she and I went to the Santa Rosa theatre when I was four years old and we saw the movie called “The Music Man” which starred Robert Preston and Shirley Jones.

It would be nice if someone had a picture of the Santa Rosa that they could post.

Also, at that same time back then, my parents and I went to the Winkler Drive-In theater located at Winkler Drive and Telephone Road. Would anyone out there have any information on it?

Supertech on January 29, 2006 at 2:26 pm

I fondly remember going to a Foghat concert at the Santa Rosa in 1971.

rogerscorpion on July 31, 2006 at 10:37 pm

Where was the Santa Rosa? I know the Garden Oaks.

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