Diamond Point Theatre

Cobbs Drive and N. Valley Mills Drive,
Waco, TX 76710

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This was the first multi screen theatre in Waco. It opened September 27, 1974 with “That’s Entertainment” in Theatre 1, and “Walking Tall” in Theatre 2. The auditorioms were done in red soundfold, and had red American Seating chairs. A small stage was in front of each screen. There were separate rest room facilities for each theatre, and the snack bar divided the lobby, so changing screens was not very easy. The projection rooms sported Ballantyne projectors and soundheads and Christie console Xenon lamps.

It was also the first theatre in Waco to have a platter film handling system with Christie Autowind II’s.

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JGarland on August 14, 2008 at 11:59 am

I was the City Manager for Plitt Theatres in Waco in 1980 to early 1982. The Diamond Point was one of the theatres, along with the new twin inside Richland Mall, the twin “on the hill” overlooking the mall, and the 25th Street theatre.

dallasmovietheaters on June 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

Cinemas Southwest Theatre Circuit opened the Diamond Point Theatre on September 27, 1974 with “That’s Entertainment” and “Walking Tall.” The circuit would open the Ivy Square twin three weeks later giving Waco its first twin-screeners and first theater built since 1965. The seating capacity of each Diamond Point screen was identical at 273 in the 6,500 square foot facility. Waco Mayor Oscar DuConge was there for the opening along with Z.F. Cook, head of Cinemas Southwest. The theaters were automated and were originally supposed to have opened under the American Automated Theatres Circuit out of Oklahoma City.

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