Canyon Creek I & II

911 Canyon Creek Square,
Richardson, TX 75080

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The Canyon Creek I & II opened in 1974. It became a discount house in the late-1970’s. In 1983 it was renamed Victory Theatre and was screening East Indian movies and closed in the late-1980’s.

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Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on August 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm

This theater was inexpensively built in the 1970s and had very little legroom. In the 1990s, it was demolished and converted into a wedding chapel, along with other stores next to it. The location is now the home of the Richardson Theatre Center, used for live performances.

The theater was not at the intersection of Lookout and Custer, but in the Canyon Creek shopping center at 913 Canyon Creek Square

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 27, 2015 at 4:51 am

The 862-acre Canyon Creek subdivision was given approval by the Richardson City Council in 1962 to include a golf course, shopping center, apartments and single-family housing. In 1974, it had its first theater named the Canyon Creek Family Theater 1 & 2 located within the Canyon Creek Square Shopping Center. The theater was at 911 Canyon Creek Square next door to the Bonanza Steak House. The theater was known for showing first-run family fare and featured midnight cult and cult-to-be films. The theater also had a world premiere at its location. Palmer Rockey’s “It Happened One Weekend” had a two-week engagement at the Canyon Creek beginning October 11, 1974 making $696.25. But soon after as the theater underachieved, it was switched to a dollar house. The theater limped to its end as an English-language cinema failing to find its core audience in November of 1982. The theater became the Victory Theater beginning in 1983 showing Asian films though not making it into the 1990s. The space was converted for other purposes and then was demolished.

Ocelots_Forever
Ocelots_Forever on July 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Though converted for use as a banquet and catering business, the bones of the theater have remained intact since its construction and remain to this today. I attended a wedding reception there in early 00s, and again returned on other business late in the same decade, wondering up the stairs to the, still intact, projection room, where twin cinema machines once resided. The catering owner showed me film remains left behind from several theater attractions… one being a ‘coming preview’ of the movie “Carrie” (1976). —– I grew up attending movies at The Twin. One notable viewing was the movie Earth Quake (1974). When we exited the theater, one of its signs had succumb to a freakish wind storm, landing on two unfortunate parked vehicles (no injuries reported).

Ocelots_Forever
Ocelots_Forever on July 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

The theater, the English-speaking portion of its life, pre-dated much of the video game craze, but I can remember at least one “Asteroids” stand-up being present adjacent the SW theater, as well as a clutch of mechanical pinball machines adjacent the NE theater. I vaguely recall viewing the movie “Blade Runner,”(1982) one evening, and this would have been one of the last movies I enjoyed at the twin, and my first R rated film! I do recall for certain seeing the James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” (1982) at the Canyon Creek twin, which leads me to believe I was an active patron of the theater right up until it’s English end. The Twin, Tom Thumb, and Bunkies Donuts were the after school attractions that live fondly among my childhood memories. Of the three, sadly, Bunkies is the only one to survive the test of time. Tom Thumb having been bulldozed several years back, yielding her footings for a gated living community. The theater today… the North East of the building can be enjoyed by way of “Shady’s Burgers and Fries.” —– Any 1989 Plano grads out there who grew up chomping popcorn and Junior Mints at the Canyon Creek Twin in the 70s, wishing for a stroll down memory lane, shout back. We’ll grab some Shady’s one afternoon and maybe visit good old Aldrige E. – Ƈ..H!nklǝ/89'Pl@n0/2I42zE®o83s!x18\

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