Playhouse Cinema 4

1207 Sam Houston Drive,
Victoria, TX 77901

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Playhouse Cinema 4

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The Playhouse Cinema opened on May 31, 1966 at 6:00 p.m. Ads for the theater boasted "authentic Spanish decor." The premier feature was "Blindfold" with Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale.

Operated by Frels Theatres, then Cinemark, it was closed in May 2001.

Contributed by Bob Machann

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm

SEATS:

620

ARCHITECT:

CHRISTOPHER DiSTEFANO

3 screens in 1971?

4 screens in 1979?

Owners:

1966-1989 Frels Theaters, Inc. of Victoria, Texas, Mrs Rubin Frels, President, Rubin S. Frels, Vice-President & General Manager. They owned 15 theaters in Texas in 1967.

1989-2001 Cinemark

Anyone have more info or photos?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Described in this 1967 trade article: Boxoffice

sepiatone
sepiatone on February 23, 2013 at 9:22 pm

From the Victoria Advocate, February 16, 1972 – Several changes in management were announced Tuesday by Rubin S. Frels, president and general manager of Frels Theatres, Inc. Irving Cohn, who has been manager of the Playhouse since it opened in 1966, was named circuit supervisor of concessions for the 12 South Texas theaters in the Frels group. Cohn will work out of the general offices at 210 E. Constitution. He has 20 years experience in theater work. Mac Range, assistant manager at the Playhouse the past year, has been promoted to manager. He joined Frels three years ago, coming to Victoria from Gloucester, Mass., where he was employed by the C.B. Fisk Co. He is a native of Dallas.

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