AMC Town & Country 10

1060 Sam Houston Parkway N,
Houston, TX 77043

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AMC Town & Country 10

Heralded as the very first movie theater in the country boasting 10 screens, Town & Country 10 opened on June 6, 1986. It closed on April 22, 1999 and is now Houston Community College.

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jasonm74 on March 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm

I was a projectionist here in 1995 to 1996. Standard 80s AMC build. Christie heads on ORC lamphouses with ORC platters except screens 5 and 6 (two largest houses) had Century JJ projectors. “Smart” stereo processors all around with SDDS, except 5 and 6, which had Dolby CP200’s and SDDS. House 5 also had dts which was installed for Jurassic Park, but was almost never used once SDDS was installed.

RyanToDaF2044 on May 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm

I actually have some fond memories of this theater. Notable movies I saw here were The Santa Clause, Casper and Babe. There may be others, but they escape me at this time.

RyanToDaF2044 on June 27, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Someone needs to submit some pictures of this theater.

RyanToDaF2044 on June 9, 2023 at 12:55 pm

Theatre closed on 22 April 1999, apparently.

RyanToDaF2044 on September 4, 2023 at 12:39 am

Also, this theatre did, in fact, open in 1986. 6 June 1986, to be exact.

jasonm74 on September 16, 2023 at 7:07 pm

lol I wrote that article you referenced.

ridethectrain on September 16, 2023 at 7:52 pm

AMC stepped its game up, opening a 10-Plex in Houston on June 6, 1986. One of the debuting films at this theatre is the Houston Exclusive showing of “Absolute Beginners” starring David Bowie, in 70MM 6-Track Dolby Stereo. It is the only 70MM ever shown at this complex, running for a total of 3 weeks. AMC made sure that this theatre had fairly large screens in all ten auditoriums. The two largest auditoriums featured top-of-the-line Dolby Stereo units for the time, and the remaining eight screens featured Smart Stereo. In 1993, a DTS digital sound system was installed in Auditorium 5 for the debut of Jurassic Park. In 1995, all auditoriums received Sony Dynamic Digital Sound and the speakers were upgraded in every auditorium. I spent a great deal of time working as a projectionist at this theatre in the 90s, and the theatre was packed on weekends, periodically selling out all ten screens. As the theatre steadily lost business to the new Studio 30, AMC finally closed it on April 22, 1999. The theatre remained first-run during its entire almost 13-year run. Today, it is part of Houston Community College as their Performing Arts Center.

rivest266 on January 25, 2024 at 2:05 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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