Montwood Movies 7

2200 North Yarbrough,
El Paso, TX 79925

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Montwood Movies 7

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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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CTCrouch on July 1, 2006 at 8:51 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 2, 2006 at 1:48 am

Here are the prices from the Starplex website:


Shows before 6 p.m.:
All seats – $1.00

Shows after 6 p.m.:
All seats – $1.50

All Shows on Tuesday:
All seats – $0.50

$1 Hot Dogs

What movies are playing for these prices?

June 30 – July 6, 2006

Akeelah and the Bee
(PG, 105 min.) 12:30p 2:50p 7:25p

Impossible III
(PG13, 120 min.) 1:05p 3:30p 7:10p 9:35p

(PG, 100 min.) 1:15p 3:15p 5:15p 7:25p 9:50p

Stick It
(PG13, 105 min.) 12:55p 3:10p 5:35p 7:35p 9:45p

The Benchwarmers
(PG13, 90 min.) 1:00p 3:05p 5:25p 7:15p 9:15p

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(PG, 95 min.) 12:45p 3:20p 5:30p 7:30p 9:30p

Scary Movie 4
(PG13, 90 min.) 1:10p 3:20p 5:20p 7:20p 9:25p

Take the Lead
(PG13, 120 min.) 5:10p 9:40p

CTCrouch on June 20, 2007 at 9:47 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 17, 2007 at 1:46 am

I think we already knew that on Jun 20, 2007, but the status does need to be updated to closed.

rivest266 on January 4, 2009 at 12:22 am

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

rivest266 on September 1, 2009 at 1:33 am

September 5th, 1975 grand opening ad at View link

CSWalczak on September 13, 2010 at 6:17 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 6:52 am

Does anyone have photos when it was Montwood 3?

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