General Cinema Town East 5

2063 N. Town East Boulevard #7000 ,
Mesquite, TX

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General Cinema Town East 5 opened in early part of the 1970’s along with the Town East Mall. The Mall opened in 1971. The theatre closed sometime in the early to mid-1990’s. Today, it is boarded up, sitting idle. This theatre opened, if I’m remembering correctly, as a twin screen theatre, then expanding to a 5 screen cinema.

Contributed by Randy A Carlisle

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Randy, hope more folks add to it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

GCC gets Favored by this old theatre Dawg,.

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on January 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

2 Photos of the General Cinema 5, taken about 10 years apart. Also, on the same link, is a photo of the Marquee for the Theatre.. Click on the photos to enlarge.. Enjoy!

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on January 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mike, You’re more than welcome..

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on October 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

To note, The General Cinema Town East 5 has since been demolished.. This happened about a year ago, guessing..

RAC Photography

Mr_PN_Guin
Mr_PN_Guin on October 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

An independent called Lone Star Theater tried to keep this one going, then they moved to the old AMC 8 across the highway and was out of business by 2003. Interestingly enough when Lone Star was here it was the first time I recall any theater giving you a refill on the large drink, something that all the big chains do now.

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