Monarch Event Center

6406 N. Interstate 35,
Austin, TX 78752

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The Lincoln 3 Theaters, opened Christmas 1985, and was the last theater built by Presidio Theaters. The lobby was in a green color, with a concierge station used by the manager on duty. It had three THX auditoriums, the largest one with 35/70mm capabilities. The auditoriums were unique in that the surround speakers hid behind the drapes.

Presidio folded in 1987, taken over by Act III. Three Dolby Stereo auditoriums were added by taking over retail space across the parking lot, meaning that the addition was not connected to the original building. It was closed in the late-1990’s and has been several things since.

By June 2013, it was the Monarch Event Center, with one of the screens being used by the Austin Film Society.

Contributed by Richard Tucker

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briun69
briun69 on December 29, 2008 at 11:57 pm

I was at this location for the Blue Genie Art Bazaar held every year before christmas. The building is still in tact and there is still a lot of art deco influance throughout the lobby. They leveled the floors in the screening rooms and there is a full servive bar in the lobby area. It look like the space can be rented for small seminars or corp meetings. Pretty cool location, would have been great fro an “art house” type of theater.

briun69
briun69 on December 30, 2008 at 12:04 am

Here is the web page for the MonarchEvent Center which is what the theater has become.
http://www.monarcheventcenter.com/

Pawnshop
Pawnshop on July 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Apparently one screen is now showing films under the name Marchesa in conjunction with the Austin Film Society. Here is their website: http://themarchesa.com/

jrpaperstack
jrpaperstack on August 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

It actually ended up the Lincoln 6 for a while, they added a building across the parking lot that held a few smaller theaters.

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