Bridge Creek 8 Cinema

7625 N I H 35,
Austin, TX 78752

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The Bridge Creek 8 was opened in January 1989 in the Bridge Creek Shopping Center seating 2650.Two auditoriums were certified for THX sound.

There was a big mystery surrounding this theatre. The theatre closed abruptly nine months after it opened, with the equpipment removed and a statement that the theatre would reopen shortly as a discount theatre. That never happened and the owner was arrested later on 61 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy, income tax evasion and other counts in regards to the loans he had made for the theatres he built in Texas and Tennessee. The equipment that was put up as collateral for the locations was not located since he had removed it and apparantly sold it.

The bank closed on the Bridge Creek property and the Victory Christian Church moved into the building and has been there since.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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superdude480
superdude480 on December 22, 2004 at 8:29 am

I can tell you i was working at the bridge creek 8 as a projectionist
on the last day of operation you see none of us knew what was going on i was upstairs at my desk when an irs agents entered the booth and told us that the theatre was closed right then and there i was asked to shut off the projectors and asked to leave i never even got my final paycheck. But what made this theatre so good to work at was one thing and that was every week to get our invetory upstairs into the room where it was kept all we had to do was place it on a big lift that came out of the roof in a big storage room once the lift took it up that is where it was moved off the lift and stored in that very same room. Also was a big big popper that was used in that room also and all we had to do to get popcorn down stairs was open a cute and in fell into a big wormer down stairs for conncession to use. No popcorn was ever popped downstairs. This theatre was equiped with christie projection lamp houses&platters and century heads. Amps were i believe JBL along with the speakers and kintex sound processors.

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