Radford Hills Cinema 3

1200 Ruswood Drive,
Abilene, TX 79601

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Previously operated by: American Automated Theatres Inc., Movie One

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Radford Hills Cinema 3

Located on the north side of Abilene, just off N. Judge Ely Boulevard. The Radford Hills Cinema 3 was planned in 1974 by American Automated Theatres Inc. but opened by E&B Theatres on August 5, 1977. It was closed by Movie One on August 20, 1995. It went into use for storage, but by 2022, the building was unused.

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malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Drove by the Radford 3 the other day (2/8/16) and the door was open. Looked in and it was full of bails of hay.

dallasmovietheaters on March 18, 2021 at 6:03 am

The Radford Hills Movies! was announced in 1974 as part of the American Automated Theatres Inc. circuit based in Oklahoma City. AATI offered one-button theatre operation blueprints for a franchise fee. But the theatre operator was oft-suied as was the case here where AATI was brought into two different suits, the first of which it lost in December of 1974 by default and the second of which was in 1976 at which time the Radord Hills Shopping Center figured out that there was no chance of a Movies!

Fast forward to August 5, 1977 and E&B Enterprises took over the project and launched the Radford Hills Cinema 3 in the shopping center of the same name. E&B’s Circuit had 35 theaters at the time it opened teaming with Cinema Southwest Inc. The 9,900 sq. ft. facility was built at a cost of $580,000 with each identical auditorium seating 300 and screen size of 14x28'. Each screen had its Optical Radiation Corp. Orcon II platter projection system and was automated.

rivest266 on August 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

closed August 20th, 1995 by Movie One. Article posted.

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