Westgate Cinema

445 S. Central Expressway,
McKinney, TX 75069

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Westgate Cinema

Located on US-75. The Jerry Lewis Cinema opened in summer of 1972. In March 1973 it was renamed Westgate Cinema. It was demolished in early-1995.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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rivest266
rivest266 on October 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm

They were selling franchises in LIFE. View link

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 20, 2016 at 5:47 am

The Jerry Lewis Cinema was called that for less than one year changing names to the Westgate Cinema in March of 1973 when the Lewis brand was cratering. Later, the Westgate Cinema was operated by William B. Boren’s fledgling circuit consisting of the Eastgate Cinema in Garland, the Wilshire Showcase I & II in Euless, Cineworld 4 and Lancaster Showcase in Fort Worth and two theaters in Blackwell, OK.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on August 11, 2019 at 7:57 am

Who Knows The Real Address on Highway 75?

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on September 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

According To Google Earth, It Was Demolished In Very Early 1995. It Was Left Plain Grass As Old As March 7th, 1995.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on May 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Operated for a short period by Cinemark Theatres

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on January 13, 2021 at 10:59 am

Did This Theater Ever Became Expanded To A Plex Or Does It Remain As A Single-Screener For The Rest Of Its Life?

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on January 13, 2021 at 3:15 pm

The Jerry Lewis Cinema Was First Planned During The First Few Days Of January 1972. The Westgate Shopping Center Then Opened It’s First Place Which Is A Retail Store “Interior Of Rice’s” On February 16, 1972. The Company Mitchell’s Also Opened It’s 50th Location In The Westgate 11 Days Later. Followed By A Safeway (2/29/72), Beall’s Department Store (Opened: 3/2/72), TG&Y Family Center (3/26/72), Among Others. Other Stores That Were Included Were Wards Drugs, The Sound Center (Later The Music Gallery), Sharon West, And Southern Maid Donuts. The Jerry Lewis Cinema Didn’t Open Until The Summer Of 1972.

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