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This building has not been demolished. I have suspected this for sometime and was able to confirm by comparing a picture of building in the Sharpstown Center with the old picture of the Gaylynn on Cinerama.topcities.com. The former Gaylynn theater is now home to the Alfonzo Crutch Life Support Center Charter School.
I remember this drive in, my parents saw “10” with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek while me and my sisters were ducked behind the front seat, so we wouldnt see anything inappropriate. Another time before we saw a Rocky/RockyII double feature.
Anyone know about when this theater was demolished?
I believe the windsor closed late 1987/early 1988 – and it then reopened as a nightclub named Xcess or eXcess – which then became the avalon i believe.
Didn’t Xcess occupy the space in the center of the Windsor Plaza on the other side of World Gym? Did it move there during the plazas renovation in 91?
I do know the owner of Xcess is the one who purchased the theater and opened it as a nightclub but not sure if Avalon was the first name it operated under. If someone knows please let me know.
Also would like to know where I might be able to see exterior and interior pictures of the old Windsor theater.
I know that during the late 80s it was operated as an auto shop. No telling what condition its in now but it still stands. The marquee is long gone. I believe its for sale.
Meant to include this….
Its is currently closed.
If anyone knows of any incarnation of the Windsor Theater before Avalon please post. Thanks
It opened as a nightclub in 1990 as Avalon
then DV8 (91)
Zazz (tejano) (92-93, 94)
Zazz (R&B/HipHop) (Oct 93-Jan 1 1994)
closed and remodeled as a multiroom nightclub
reopening in mid 94 as
If anyone knows of any carnation before Avalon please post. Thanks
Decadance at the Tower Theater along with Dangerous Disco Sunday nights happened from in the early 90s (90-92)
It was Clubland in the late 80s.
I worked at the former Windsor Theater during its Zazz tejano nightclub days (92-93) and used to always wonder what it was like as a theater. I tend to think I might have been there once or twice when I was really little in the early 70s. I do remember going to the Galleria to see movies.