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I thought the same thing, but I don’t think that it was. I want to say that we did newspaper research for the Houston area and nowhere did it come up that Cinemark operated it. My only guess as to why it looks so Cinemark-ish is that it was pieced together using equipment and furnishings from a nearby closed Cinemark.
I find that theatre hopping is a lot easier now. With 20-30 screens, just go in one side and lay low, nobody will bother you. With the smaller theatres, people would notice when you were there all day because there were only 10 employees vs. the 20-30 that a multiplex has now.
I drove past here the other day for a photo and found that the section that housed the theatre has been torn down.
Seeing as the currently operating Jackson Cinema is a modern multiplex, I think the photo is misplaced.
Yes — it opened with Volcano and was the FIRST “Grand Opening” event I got to attend without having to work. I should have taken more photos when I toured during the opening but I was just so AMAZED to be in a brand new theatre that all I could do was marvel.
The original Northgate (operated by Blumenfeld) theatre wasn’t in this development. If I recall it was in one of the other outlying shopping centers.
Are you sure about that? It’s identical to every other Showcase Cinema of the era.
I see now that Cinemark operates this theatre.
Century Circuit Inc and Century Theatres are two entirely different companies. Somebody may want to go through the links for both and make sure of that.
Cinemark recently acquired this theatre.
I visited the Rave in Las Vegas which is now operated by AMC. It still is very much RAVE all over the place. I’m surprised since Carmike has already rebranded, I thought AMC would be more anxious to do so.
I’m pretty sure that whatever project they’re planning, it would be smart to include a theatre as an anchor.
The theatre building was torn down in late 2012. There will be a health club taking its place.
If I’m not mistaken, this theatre opened as a discount theatre.
Is the stadium seating used by Loews any different than what any other theatre chain was already building? What do you mean by “credited itself”?
I never knew that to be a UA practice.
What does this photo have to do with this theatre?
I know of many many many supermarkets that became a theatre. Was probably more common before stadium seating though.
The six was in the mall. The 4 was next door and is listed on this site as the Gator Cinemas.
Bill is still there.
I don’t see why not. :P
Three screens are under construction to bring the total to eleven.
I don’t know that this was the last theatre Rainey designed, as Century Folsom, Roseville and Rancho Santa Fe opened after the Capitol 16 — all VERY similar in design.
Capitol 16 was demolished in February of 2013.
I thought that Metropolitan Theatres built this location.