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punkinpup commented about Ivy Twin Cinema on May 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Old Greenbelt Theatrescifi Who is your father? My husband and I moved to Waco to run the Ivy Twin for the Riggs family in 1980. Their son was running the theater at the time. His name was Travis and they were a great family that we remained close to for several years until we left Waco. Would love to re-connect with them.

punkinpup commented about Ivy Twin Cinema on Aug 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I managed the Ivy Twin Cinema from May 1980 until it was sold in about 1986. Mike & Fran Riggs were the owners. It was bought by the Schulman family when they built a new 6 screen theater off Valley Mills Drive and the Ivy Twin became a $1 theater. The Ivy Twin and the Diamond Point theater in Waco were both part of the Jerry Lewis Cinema concept, arranged so that 2 people could run them. The Ivy Twin was torn down in the early 90’s. It was attached to the end of a strip mall with apartments above the stores. The mall remained for a few years after the theater was gone, but I think Baylor now owns the property and the mall has been torn down. Lots of great memories from the Ivy Twin. If I could go back in time, that would be the part of my life I would love to re-live.