Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX

5655 Colleyville Boulevard,
Colleyville, TX 76034

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This was an IMAX theater that opened with much fanfare in August 2006. After the parent corporation suffered heavy losses, having spent eight million dollars before opening, the theater closed in January 2008. It was reported that some patrons were still buying tickets online after it had closed, unaware that the theater was no longer operating. It reopened in December 2008 as the Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 25, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Here is some additional information about the theater:
http://tinyurl.com/yu2ngb

Here is a story about the closing:
http://tinyurl.com/2ct8wx

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 26, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Here is another recent news article:
http://tinyurl.com/26abk2

rivest266
rivest266 on March 20, 2008 at 2:48 pm

The grand opening ad is at View link It opened on October 13th, 2006

6.5 million USD and it is yours View link

Article: at View link
As the theater headed into bankruptcy, Baldridge faced new problems.

On Sept. 12, a Labor Department investigator showed up at Baldridge’s Dallas office in hopes — unsuccessful that day and since, according to court documents — of retrieving a number of documents related to a 401(k) plan tied to one of his companies.

About a week before Christmas, the theater owner was arrested again. Police noticed that Baldridge driving his silver four-door Lexus on the wrong side of the road.

He was stopped in the theater parking lot just after midnight and charged with driving while intoxicated. He spent the next 12 hours in jail.

Woodward showed up for work at the Metro Cinema on Jan. 18, one day after the Texas comptroller’s office seized a few computers and point-of-sale machines for nonpayment of state taxes. Without the machines, it was impossible to sell movie tickets, Woodward said.

So, he and a couple of other managers tried to call Baldridge to find out what to do next. They couldn’t reach him.

Without direction, Woodward and another manager printed signs at a nearby Kinko’s and taped them to the door, telling customers that the theater was closed indefinitely.

Even when times looked tough for the theater, Baldridge had remained positive, Woodward said. He was fond of telling employees, “I’m not going anywhere.”

But Woodward still wondered.

“I had that gut feeling, ‘This probably isn’t going to be around much longer,’” he said. “But it definitely happened a lot sooner than I thought.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 22, 2008 at 8:07 pm

This is a multi-screen theatre. This article from the time of construction told of six screens, plus two screening rooms which could accommodate up to 50 patrons. Total seating was to be 1100. This LoopNet listing of the property describes it as having eight screens, but gives seating capacity as approximately 980. Architect was a Dallas firm, Hodges & Associates.

Here’s an article from about the time of the opening, with photos.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm

This cinema has reopened in December, 2008 as Colleyville Cinema Grille
Grand opening ad at View link and website at http://www.colleyvillecinema.com/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

Four Photos of the Colleyville Cinema can be seen on this page of the web site of the theater’s architects, Hodges & Associates.

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