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numb3r5ev3n commented about UA Cine I & II on Jul 9, 2019 at 7:28 pm

This was the place to see art house films when I was coming up in Dallas. I think the last film I saw here was Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas with Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.

numb3r5ev3n commented about Lochwood Cinema on Feb 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

I’ve been trying to sleuth my way down memory lane to see if I can remember if this is where I saw Bambi when it was re-released in 1982, and the Secret Of NIMH, when I was 5 or so years old. Was this always a free standing theater, or was it incorporated into a strip shopping center then? I have absolutely no memories left of the Lochwood shopping Center before it was redeveloped sometime in the mid 90s, except the CAROUSEL sign with the billiard ball clock on it – but I may have sketchy memories of the theater.

numb3r5ev3n commented about Walnut Theaters on Apr 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm

This has been a second-run theater throughout most of my life. Whenever there was a school field trip to see a film, we would typically go here or the Medallion theater. I’m glad it’s still running. So very few of the pre-megaplex theaters are.

numb3r5ev3n commented about UA Northstar 8 on Apr 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm

This was the closest theater to me when I was growing up in Rowlett in the 1980s, and my favorite one from before the megaplex era. I have so many memories tied up in this building: I saw so many films here. I wish there was some sort of initiative to preserve the 70s and 80s-era multiplexes as there has been with many of the 30s and 40s-era cinemas, at least for us aging Gen Xers who are watching so many of our childhood hangouts disappear.

The space was repurposed as a sportsbar for a while after it closed, but the bar relocated, and this space is now occupied by a banquet hall. Here is a pic I took today: