Saks Center

1800 Post Oak Boulevard,
Houston, TX 77056

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Previously operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA), Loews

Previous Names: Loews Twin in Sax Center, Pavilion Theatre

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This was one of Loews trademark circa 1970’s underground cinemas. It opened on July 24, 1974 with two screens, each seating 600. Landmark took over management of the theatre in the early-1990’s. The entire shopping plaza was scheduled to be razed in 2005.

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Jermaine on March 20, 2007 at 8:35 pm

I worked at the Saks in the early/mid 90’s. I was working for Landmark and spent much of my early employment there at the River Oaks on West Gray…but when shifts became open at the Saks, I jumped on it and worked the majority of my time there…till I left that job. Loved it…it really hqad an ambiance…youd enter through a lobby and in front of you were LONG escalators that went down in to the lower level lobby. Painted on the walls were huge murals of Hollywood heroes…Gable, Theda Bara, John Wayne, Harold Lloyd, etc. I still remember an overnite employee-and-friends-of-employees-only screening of PULP FICTION one night at 3 AM…2 days before the movie was to open. I miss that place…I wonder if it’s still standing?

sepiatone on March 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

The Saks opened on July 24, 1974, and was originally called the Loews Twin in Saks Center. Opening days ads announced, “Boy, have we got a theatre for you!” The premier features were Charles Bronson’s “Death Wish” and Warren Oates' “The White Dawn”.

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for the info Bob.

sepiatone on June 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

You’re welcome. Not all theaters go my way, but I do try.

JMoreland on July 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Another Houston theater I loved going to. Saw “Mame” and “Funny Lady” here among others.

jasonm74 on March 5, 2021 at 7:07 pm

Worked here in 1993 and 1994 during it’s life as a Landmark Theatre. Joel Orr was the manager. Sara Gish city manager. Two 600 seat screens, hardly ever full. Christie lamphouses from the 70s, century JJ projector heads. Screen 1 had a dolby CP-50 and an original Christie autowind platter (chains and all), screen 2 had a Kelmar block amp system and was mono with a Christie autowind 3 platter.

That previous post about the Pulp Fiction screening - that was probably the best night at that theatre.

rivest266 on November 10, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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