Heights Theatre

339 W. 19th Street,
Houston, TX 77008

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Functions: Special Events

Styles: Mission Revival, Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Height Art Adult Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 713.861.6070

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Heights Theatre...Houston Texas

Located on W. 19th Street in the Historical Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston. The Heights Theatre was built in a Mission Revival style. It was later modernised in a Streamline Moderne style. On July 6, 1966 it went over to screening adult movies as the Height Art Adult Cinema. After closing it was converted into retail space, mostly for antiques.

In March 2013, it was operating as a special events venue.

Contributed by Marston Gould

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 29, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Judging from the Art Moderne facade and the somewhat grungy looking side walls seen in those photos, I’d say the theater was probably just gutted by the 1969 fire rather than “burned to the ground” as the Times article had it.

The July 14, 1969, issue of Boxoffice Magazine reported on the fire investigation and said that the fire had definitely been set by an arsonist. The Boxoffice article said that the fire had “…destroyed the $90,000 theatre….” That vertical sign must be from the early 1950s at the latest, though.

sepiatone on November 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

The Heights opened on May 14, 1929. The premier feature was “Sunset Pass” with Jack Holt and Nora Lane.

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

There is a video with some interior views on this page. Address should be changed to 339 W. 19th Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

There is a 2006 photo of the restored 1935 Art Moderne facade, and a view dated 1935 showing the original mission style front, on this page at Houston Deco.

kgtband on May 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm

The theater is now an art gallery and event space.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The Heights Theatre has been converted into an event center operated by Gallery M Squared. Here is a link to their web site. The Theater History section (hover cursor over “About” under the gallery name) has an early photo of the auditorium.

JackCoursey on December 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

The status on this needs to be changed to open.

Trolleyguy on March 18, 2019 at 7:07 am

This theatre’s blade marquee shows up several times in a crime documentary on ID TV.

rivest266 on July 4, 2023 at 2:54 pm

opened on July 6th, 1966 as the Height Art adult cinema. Ad posted.

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