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Darrylb commented about Long Point Cinema on Mar 4, 2019 at 3:58 am

Right, in regards to Jack’s question. I think its name was also changed to Long Point Cinema then but I could be wrong (could’ve sworn it was called that; anyone remember?). It had five screens once it closed down.

Darrylb commented about Loew's Town & Country III on Sep 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Thanks,jamestv. I couldn’t remember.

Darrylb commented about Bear Creek Cinema 6 on Sep 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Done, fred1 :)

Darrylb commented about Loew's Town & Country III on Sep 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Like with Town & Country 6, I was surprised this theatre didn’t have an entry here, and actually you could walk to those theatres in only a minute or so. Makes me wonder who owned T&C 6, in case it was just nasty competition to open it up right next door to T&C III. They really should have tried expanding, as they had more than enough room around the building to double, even triple their amount of screens, but since they never did they never stood a chance, which was too bad, because probably 95-99% of the time when a movie theatre takes the dollar route they become scummy. With T&C III, they still had most of the original decor (as far as I could tell, when I started going there in the 70s) and neat wall lamps and all.

Anyway, updating this entry would be good, as I’m just guessing on the current street address; before it became the Sam Houston Parkway, it was called West Belt, I think. I don’t know if the old street addresses coincide with the Parkway block numbers nowadays or if they’re totally different.

Darrylb commented about Town & Country 6 Theatres on Sep 10, 2015 at 2:11 am

With a bunch of theatres on this site that I had never heard of, I’m surprised no one had put in an entry for this one yet, but I suppose some of these theatres slipped through the cracks. Yes, it existed, as I saw quite a few movies here (like the original Star Wars), played the machines in its game room, etc. It’d be nice if info could be updated with the original street name too, not the Sam Houston Parkway, it’s whatever it was called before the Parkway was built.

Aside from S. Wars though, I actually have a couple of real obscure memories from this place, one being Welcome to Oblivion, which is so damn obscure the two listings at the Internet Movie DataBase for Oblivion isn’t it, which is pretty odd. After reading the plots this movie is neither entry. The film was crap. A friend of mine also worked there in high school when they got in a movie that no one else in the area would book (I assume) called Neon Maniacs. His manager brought in three extra workers for the crowd he anticipated. When less than a dozen people bought tickets for a showing, he said “go on! Go home!” Heh…

I also saw True Believer there, starring Robert Downey Jr. and James Woods. It was in the Guiness Book of World Records for a while due to being one of the biggest flops ever but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite movies. I saw it with a friend and his brother and the latter bought a Coke and was so mesmerized by the film he forgot about it for an hour. By the time he got back to it it had turned into water. :)