Diamond Point Theatre

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

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214scifi
214scifi on January 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

I saw movies there when I was a child living in Waco between 1984 and 85'(I was 8 and then 9) . I recall seeing PLACES IN THE HEART there in the Summer on a dark and stormy night with my mom and brother. I saw THE NEVERENDING STORY with my family and I remember that theater auditorium being packed that night with rowdy teenagers and children and then the movie started and they all lost themselves in it. Everyone shut up. I remember seeing MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME at a quiet matinee during the Summer of 85'. It was just me, my dad and my brother and maybe one other person was in there. But I remember something being wrong with the image and wondering if it was just me. My dad had worked at theaters before and he leaned over and whispered, “They forgot to put on the Anamorphic lens.I will be right back.” He rushed off and came back and the image widened to it’s proper 2:35:1 scope aspect ratio and I was swept away.

I remember it being a tiny theater. And yes the snack bar was in between the two screens.

But I always wish I had a Diamond Point theater in walking distance from where I live.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on June 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

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.

JGarland
JGarland on August 14, 2008 at 7:59 pm

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.