1111 Geronimo Drive,
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Architects: Richard L. Crowther
Previous Names: Fox Bassett Center, Fox-Bassett, Fox Twin
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Located in the Bassett Center, National General Corporation opened the Fox Theatre on December 23, 1965. The debut attraction was a 70mm presentation of 20th Century-Fox’s "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines."
According to local newspaper promotion at the time of the theatre’s opening, this was the first Fox theatre to open in Texas and the 221st in the United States. The theatre boasted 70mm projection capability, stereophonic sound, a 32' x 65' screen, refrigerated air conditioning, and comfortable bodi-form seats.
Initially operated by National General Corporation (NGC), Mann Theatres acquired the NCG properties in 1973. The theatre was twinned in 1976. It was closed on December 11, 1985.
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