Montwood Movies 7

2200 North Yarbrough,
El Paso, TX 79925

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This theatre was built and opened by Cinemas Southwest Theatres in early-1975, located inside Montwood Mall. It was bought out of bankruptcy by the late Bob Garner of Movie One Theatres of El Paso.

I managed this theatre from 1984 to 1993. We added four additional auditoriums and expanded the lobby, concession and restroom facilities in 1986. The renovation boasted flashing neon behind glass brick walls, sequentail lighting all the way down the “magic tunnel” to the new auditoriums, and lots of brass, including the ceiling panels in the lobby.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

CTCrouch on July 1, 2006 at 7:51 pm

This theatre is currently run as a discount house by Starplex Cinemas.

CTCrouch on June 20, 2007 at 8:47 am

The Montwood 7 is now closed (6/19/07 being the final day of business).

rivest266 on January 3, 2009 at 11:22 pm

This is now owned by Premiere cinemas and open as of January 2009

rivest266 on September 1, 2009 at 12:33 am

September 5th, 1975 grand opening ad at View link

CSWalczak on September 13, 2010 at 5:17 am

Two pictures of the theater can be seen if one clicks on the pictures tab on the theater’s page on the Premiere website:

rayrojas on March 27, 2011 at 5:52 am

Does anyone have photos when it was Montwood 3?

Jim Miller
Jim Miller on May 29, 2014 at 1:16 am

I uploaded a picture of the front of the theatre taken in September 1984. I had taked over as manager of the theatre. The CSW logo on the sign was Cinemas Southwest, the company that built the theatre. I had opened two new CSW theatres in Waco in 1974. One of my ushers was quite an artist, and he changed the logo on the sign from CSW to Movie One Theatres, the company that owned it during my years there.

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