Winwood Theater

42nd Street,
Odessa, TX 79760

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The Winood Cinema II was the first all out mall movie theater for the city of Odessa when it opened August 22, 1973, at Winwood Mall.

Cinema National, a fly by night firm took the theater over in 1974, but it lasted less than a year. In 1975 the it became part of United Artists theater’s which was really on a roll in those days. The firm would later open Permian 4 in 1980, and North Park 6 in 1984. The Winwood Theater became a triple screen theater on May 17, 1985. United Artists began a downward spiral in the 1990’s and abandoned and closed many theaters, one of which was the Winwood. It bit the dust in 1996. The structure was still standing in 2004 behind the Music Mall, which had expanded across the old Winwood Mall location.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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JamesChambers on December 10, 2011 at 4:24 am

Well, since no one answered your question in a year and a half, No — It was never changed to 3 screens — it would have been a major remodel to do that.

rivest266 on June 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

This was opened by Carrol’s of Syracuse, NY, which became CinemaNational in 1974. No mention of Rowley United in the article below:

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rivest266 on June 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm

This cinema did expand or split up to three screens on May 17th, 1985.


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