Kingwood 2

1401 Kingwood Drive,
Kingwood, TX 77339

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Now the site consists of a Starbucks, a gazebo, and a massage therapy school, and back of a Sears catalogue store. The gazebo is closest to capturing the original nature of the site, but it is very sad that this neighborhood theatre, after reportedly becoming a day care center, is now gone.

In the woods at the back (eastern) end separate from a strip shopping center, the box office faced the woods away from the street. This was a teenage hangout, but a really fun place. It was featured on the cover of the Houston Chronicle when “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” opened. The theatre’s heydey was 1979-1982. It usually played a PG film on one screen and a G or an R-rated one on the other.

Contributed by Brian Forman

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BrianF
BrianF on December 29, 2009 at 9:30 pm

The theatre’s clientele included astronauts and kickers, including the son of famous country singer Roy Head. The son unfortunately later died in a car accident, but his brother Sundance Head was a contestant on American Idol.

Roy Head used to get mad at me for not letting his (now deceased) 13 year old son (older brother of Sundance) in to see R movies. It was a twin theatre—we’d play a PG on one side and on the other side, we’d play a G in the afternoon and an R in the evening. Roy’s son already saw the PG on Fri nite. So what was he to see on Saturday night? [i remembered a parent had got mad at me for the cashier’s letting their 16-year old see Brooke Shields swim in the nude with the boy in “Endless Love.” Roy didn’t want his son hanging out at Roy’s R+ rated honky tonk.
Anyway, at the end, Roy gave me one of his records a souvenir -45
entitled “The Door I Used to Close.”

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