Quail Creek Cinema

808 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway,
Shreveport, LA 71105

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Joy Theatres opened the Quail Creek Cinema as a twin screen cinema in 1972. Two additional screens were later added. The Quail Creek Cinema was closed in the late-1990’s, and has since been demolished.

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chriselrod
chriselrod on January 18, 2005 at 8:22 am

When I was growing up in the 70s, the Quail Creek was a two-screem theater that did a brisk business – it was THE place to go to see a movie. It was built in a modern building and located near a large shopping center. Being close to downtown Shreveport and Barksdale Air Force base it was always packed, particularly during animated features on Saturday afternoon. Sometime in the early 80s it added two more screens in order to compete with several emerging mall-cinemas in the area. When I moved to Florida in 1995 the Quail Creek was still open, yet struggling to compete.

myraellen99
myraellen99 on September 28, 2005 at 12:26 pm

When I moved to Shreveport in the 1990’s Quail Creek was open as an art thearter. It was the only one which would show internation, independent, classic, or cult films. In the late 90’s it closed after Tinseltown Megaplex opened. The mall thearters have also closed. Lots of thearters are closed. There are now only three. The Tinseltown in Shreveport and two Cinemarks in Bossier. I’d say there were 4-5 other thearters that closed due to the competition.
As for Quail Creek, it later reopend as an oddball funeral home where where you could view home movies of the deceased and also pay your respects. That lasted about a year. It’s borded up now. The only place to catch a good movie now is at the video store.

travdawg98
travdawg98 on March 20, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Quail Creek was demolished in late 2007.

SingleScreen
SingleScreen on June 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Up until 2009, the marquee still read QUAIL CREEK CINEMA. At some point during 2009, the word cinema was either removed or covered up.
Today, you can still see the faded red letters QUAIL CREEK which represent the top of the marquee. I am not referring to a traditional marquee above the theater entrance (the actual theater has been demolished), but the one that stood at the end of the sidewalk so cars driving by could read what was screening.

Rebstock
Rebstock on January 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Hi My name is Philip Rebstock I was Quail Creek Cinema Manager for General Cinema Corporation from 1973 to the end of 1976. I was only 24 years old when I took over this theater. I was the youngest in the GCC Houston Division. Some of my fondest memories are of this theater . The little id pic I chose is in the lobby of quail creek 1973 or 1974. I uploaded a lobby pic with my employees behind the concession stand when “The Man With the Golden Gun Was Playing” I had the best employees of all , with this group of kids.

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