Promenade 6

Belt Line at Coit Road,
Richardson, TX 75080

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Promenade ad, January 2, 1983

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This theater was originally a large single-screen theater ABC/Interstate opened in 1965 as the Westwood Theater. The shopping center that contained this theater was known as the Westwood at the time.

In 1970, a second, smaller auditorium was added, and it was called the Promenade Theater, as the shopping center had been renamed the Promenade Shopping Center. Within a couple of years, the theater was simply known as the Promenade I and II.

All of the big blockbuster films from the late-1960’s and the 1970’s that had extended runs usually played in the big auditorium. However, in the early-1980’s, the Plitt chain took it over and it became a discount dollar theater.

In 1984, the theater was remodeled for the worse. The big screen was split into four screens, and the smaller auditorium was split into two screen. The remodeling job was poor, and the smaller theaters had an awkward access and were not very clean.

Somehow, the theater stayed in business until 1994, but the Promenade Shopping Center got a major facelift, and the theater was demolished. A Kroger grocery store stands at this location.

Note that there is a new Promenade Theater in the same shopping center but north of the movie theater’s location, which is only used for live theater.

Contributed by Bruce Calvert

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to identifies Jack Corgan as the architect of the Westwood Theatre.

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