Meyerland Plaza I-II-III
100 Meyerland Plaza,
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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.
Architects: William C. Riseman
Firms: William Riseman Associates
Previous Names: Meyerland Plaza Cinema I & II
Although there were at least three other General Cinemas two-screen complexes with the same “butterfly” design (e.g. the Northline and the Gulfgate cinemas) the Meyerland Plaza Cinema I & II was the only of the lot to survive the auditorium splitting of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The proprietors of the Meyerland Shopping Centre allegedly had a rider on the GC contract stating that at least one of the theatre’s two auditoriums must remain intact. It opened on April 14, 1965.
Whatever the reason, the “un-twined” auditorium was one of the top five spots to screen a flick up until the early-1990’s. By then AMC had opened a 14 screen multiplex nearby in Meyer Park and GCC needed more space to compete. It was closed on January 15, 1995 and was demolished. It was replaced by the GCC Meyerland 8 (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures)
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