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Lynne, I think you’re right. I grew up in Oak Cliff in the early 70’s and remember going to Wynnewood to shop, eat and see movies a lot. Thanks for posting this pic.
The theater, per the Dallas Morning News in 1980, was located at Buckner and Garland Roads.
Cool Randi, I saw Superman II at this theatre on July 4th, 1981.
It was a church after being a theater. It was a theater until at least 1972 or so. Not sure after that, but I think it was a Spanish language theater for a bit. It most likely became church after that time.
I remember seeing the remake of DOA here in 1988. It was pretty rundown from what I remember.
Based on a local newspaper, the address is 1849 Village at Univ. Drive.
This theater, based on a local newspaper ad, was located at W. Freeway and Clover Lane in Fort Worth. I do remember it being just off a Freeway.
Directly across the Theater, in a much less showy mall area, was the Northpark III & IV theaters. They were smaller than the I & II, but I saw many movies there. Not sure when they closed, but I saw A View to a Kill there in 1985.
This theater was located in the Heights Shopping Center and was near the corner of Falls Drive and Searcy St. I believe, at one time, there was an A&P Grocery Store across the street.
I was raised in Oak Cliff, not far from the Kiest Drive In. We used to go to Kiest Park, just about across the street. I remember seeing a film there about Evil Kneivel. I do remember the gravel pit as well. Does anyone remember that down the street, to the North I think, was Griff’s hamburgers and Underwood’s Barbeque. Anyway, I’ll step out of the way back machine now.
This theater, which was previously the independent 3 screen wonder, the Chateau, which had colors instead of numbers for its screens, is still open. The Everest shows only East Indian movies. The Chateau had a tough go of it and sometime in the 1980’s became a dollar theater. It became the Everest in 1998.
That’s too bad, this was a good theater. I think it originally opened around 1983 or right in that period. It was hard to find it, because it was tucked into an endless strip mall and the parking was often crowded, but it was worth the hassle.
When I moved to LA in 1986, I saw my first movie at this theater. It was Touch and Go with Michael Keaton and I ate at the Black Angus before the show. I always wondered what happened to it as I moved into LA proper and never got back to see another film here. I remember it as being a standard theater, that was clean, well run etc.
Doing some research, this was listed as a Plitt Cinema in 1980 and I went to this theater for at least a few years and it was Plitt during that time. Not sure when it changed, but the source was a 1980 Dallas newspaper.
Became a 2 screen theater and was run by United Artists Theaters by 1980.
Saw restored Lawrence of Arabia and You Only Live Twice here. Great theater. Remember seeing King of New York here too, so it did show new films as late as 1989.
I saw many movies here when I used to live in the n'hood when I first moved to LA. It often ran double bills for a cheap price. Very rundown by that time, but within walking distance and very affordable.
This was a great theater, in a hard to find location. It seemed to be surrounded by grass and freeways. I remember seeing many movies here incl. Brubaker, Altered States, Stardust Memories and others. I rememeber, maybe as last as 1980, it still had a smoking section.
I used to go hear one year I was in High School in East Texas. We used to sneak friends in along what I think was the Eastern edge of the drivein.
I’m sad too, when I was young, I saw many movies here, esp. kids films and such. It was a huge theater and had that baby room at the back, which was cool, as has been said.
I saw True Grit and The Cowboys here for certain. Two of my brothers attended High School at Sunset.
Saw Tora, Tora, Tora here when I was about 7. Great theater. It had some weird aisle on the side, where you could walk in from the back and walk to the front.
I saw an advance screening of Bladerunner here, months before it opened. I saw Atlantic City, The Color Purple and many other films. I agree, this was the cadillac of theaters in Dallas. Great screen, great seats, fabulous sound system. And 3&4 screens were across the freeway.
This was my childhood theater. I saw Disney movies here and many others. There was a Polar Bear ice cream shop near there. I went to Cowart Elementary School nearby.
Yes, I loved this theater. By the layout, you could tell it was built as one screen, but had been turned into two screens by the time I started going there. I saw many movies here including My Bodyguard, The Survivors, The Stewardesses (yes that movie) and many others. I used to ride a bike to get there. The neighborhood was pretty old and worn out at that time, but this theater was a great place to go.