Shalimar Cinema

2610 Fondren Road,
Houston, TX 77063

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rivest266 on November 10, 2022 at 10:06 am

Also posted the Jerry Lewis cinema ad

rivest266 on November 10, 2022 at 10:04 am

November 2nd, 1973 grand opening ad as Bijou posted.

dallasmovietheaters on April 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

This automated twin-screen theater opened as the Jerry Lewis Cinema with “Billy Jack” and “Summer of ‘42” on February 25, 1972. Like many Jerry Lewis cinemas, this one changed names quickly. On November 2, 1973, it became the Bijou Theatre and tried repertory films. it tried again as Southwest Cinemas with Chinese-language films. It became the Shalimar Cinema finding an audience for Bollywood films before closing there in 1984.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 26, 2011 at 6:40 am



The old address was I-10 East, that was pretty close.



SEATS: 550

Shalimar in 1984.

Opened February 25, 1972.

Closed 1984.

Owned by Mohawk Cinema Corp.

More info and photos are always welcome.

JoelWeide on February 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Following link, Thanks!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

Jerry’s Bio,“DEAN and Me” he writes about his Twin Theatres and how they failed.

LouB on February 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

The theatre in New Jersey sounds identical to the Jerry Lewis Cinema in Niagara Falls,NY. It is currently used as an OTB.

markp on February 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

I am curious, this being a twin, if it was similar to the one my father and I worked at in New Jersey. One theatre had a blue color scheme, the other one red. The concession stand split the lobby in half, so patrons could not cross over. There was a complete set of restrooms in each lobby. Each of ours seated 300. The one we worked at opened in 1972 and closed in 1984.