Looking for a theater that is long gone…….
posted by EnnisCAdkins on November 8, 2010 at 7:40 am
The first 10 years of my life, 39' to 49', I lived in the Almeda area of Houston, TX. and would frequent the Almeda Theater on Almeda and the Delman Theater on So. Main. But there was a 3rd theater in that same area that my brother & I would ride our bikes to. We liked going there because it specialized in films geared to kids. You know, the B westerns, Dog pictures, Tarzan, Bomba etc.. It always played double features and changed programs 3 or 4 times a week. We could spend the entire afternoon there. I think it closed in the early 50’s. I believe it was located in the Holman area but it wasn’t the Holman Theater which was located further toward UH.
Can anyone remember?
Perhaps the Park on Dowling?
The closest cinema to the Delman and Almeda is the Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Natural history but that’s probably not it. Somewhat to the north and east are the Park (Delman Street), the Sunset at 1711 McGowan, the Dowling on Bowling Street and the French Quarter (although I can’t get any info on that one)