Garden Oaks Theater

3750 N. Shepherd Drive,
Houston, TX 77018

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Garden Oaks Theater 2009 lobby

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Like the Santa Rosa Theatre, the Garden Oaks Theatre was built in the late-1940’s by Interstate Circuit Inc. and was a sub-run 28 day house off downtown Houston. The theater was in an “L” shape design. A second screen was later added it was had been a retail space in the theater building. It operated at least through the mid-1990’s and is a church today.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Another photo can be seen here. Current name: The Net Church.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Here is a 2009 photo. This is now the Grace Church.

DonLewis on July 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

A look back at the Garden Oaks Theater in Houston from 1998.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 28, 2009 at 1:47 am

The Garden Oaks was one of several post-war Houston theaters designed for the Interstate Circuit by H.F. Pettigrew and John A. Worley of the Dallas firm of Pettigrew & Worley.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Here are two more interior photos from 1984:



sepiatone on November 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

The Garden Oaks opened on July 10, 1947. The premier feature was “The Sea of Grass” with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.

TLSLOEWS on June 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Nice nighttime shots,nice looking shopping center theatre.

DJRage70 on August 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I saw Saturday Night Fever here in early 1978. I was 8 yrs old. I remember while driving away from the theater late that night, on Shepherd going toward 610, seeing what looked like an old woman laying in the street at the curb. I don’t think anyone else in the car saw this but me.. I never forgot it.

rayfrazier on March 19, 2014 at 10:07 am

I have some nice photos of the Garden Oaks theater but I don’t know how to post them here. I got them off an old website twenty years ago. I have no idea who owns them but they are really nice including some interiors. Ray Frazier

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