3112 S. 27th Street,
Abilene, TX 79605

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The Movies was opened January 24, 1975, but had closed by 1982 and converted to another business.

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dallasmovietheaters on June 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

The 6,300 twin movie theater The Movies: Brookhollow was an automated theatre by the American Automated Theatres Circuit out of Oklahoma City and operated by Walt Mergenhagen, a first-time theater owner. It was at 3112 S. 27th Street and launched January 24, 1975 with “The Sting” and “One Little Indian” for $1. Abilene Mayor J.C. Hunter Jr. was among the dignitaries there for the opening. The Movies had two identical 273-seat auditoria and cost $210,000 to build. J.J. Aguilar & Associates of Fort Worth built the theater. The flatbed 35mm projectors projected the show automatically, taped music played between shoes, and both lighting and curtains were controlled as well.

The building still stands and was a Fuji Japanese Steak House until 2013.

malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 11:44 am

The Fuji Japanese Steak House was located behind the theater. This was a Jerry Lewis Cinema. After it closed, it was turned into a dance club. It is currently closed.

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