2529 Brentwood Boulevard,
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The Brentwood opened on March 14, 1942. It was a well-run theater located in an affluent neighborhood on a commercial strip. The theater seated 700. It went through some problems during it’s tenure as a motion picture theater. There were bomb threats in 1965 and 1972 causing evacuation. There was a bungled burglary in 1968 (netting $11), whereby the bandits were caught when they dropped tire irons while hiding and the police apprehended then.
Billie Lasker (a smut-fighting grandma) led a march to the local prosecutors office in 1972, in protest to the theater’s showing of <em>Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Was Afraid To Ask</em>.
The theater had very limited parking and therefore patrons would park at neighboring areas and a problem was created again as the theater patrons returned to their cars to be greeted by a parking ticket.
The Brentwood was always a very well maintained and well-run theater while in the ownership of Mid America Theatres. It ran mostly first-run features and art films.
When AMC opened their four screen down the road, in the Galleria Mall, the Brentwood was closed.
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