Winchester Court Cinema

Winchester Road,
Memphis, TN 38115

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staylor066 on September 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm

Saw many free movies at this place thanks to the back door. We lived in the adjacent neighborhood and walked here frequently from the opening year in 87. I recall there was a Pink Flamingo gift shop and David’s Cookie’s next door until it became a Chinese Restaurant. Some movies I saw included Adventures in Babysitting, Innerspace, Back to the Beach, Star Trek V Final Frontier, Indiana Jones III and Last Crusade, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World 2, Uncle Buck, Hot Shots!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Misery, Police Academy 6: City Under Seige, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Only The Lonely, Groundhog ParkDay, Arachnophobia, Son-In-Law, Jurassic Park.

zebtheamerican on August 5, 2017 at 5:01 am

I was the Head Projectionist at this theater from opening in 1987 to 1991 when I moved to the Appletree 12. The above bio is mistaken. We did not have 70mm ability on our 2 main screens, only on screens 5 and 6 (a 350 seater and a 210). To test the equipment the first 70mm films we ran were “Altered States”, “Aliens”, and “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” as midnight runs. “The Wall” ended up staying in the booth the entire time I worked there and was run for audiences every now and then. I kept it built up on a platter and my friends and I would often run it after hours while enjoying various forms of recreational play. Also, all of the auditoriums did NOT have Dolby processors. The 2 smallest screens had a system called “Smart Sound”, not bad sound. The booth had a covered exit stairway that led out back where the Manager and I parked, (his office was upstairs, off the booth). I remember one day I was sitting on the stairs smoking some AHEM when suddenly the booth door opened and out he came heading to his car. His only comment as he passed by, “Don’t bring that in the theater”. Great guy!

flatliners on September 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

when I was young this was the movie theater I went to most of the time to see movies. I thought it was a really nice theater. I saw a lot of really good movies there between 1988-1999.Great memories!