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vfilippone commented about Red Bluff Drive-In on Feb 15, 2024 at 10:59 pm

Red Bluff was open until the late ‘80s at least (posting a newspaper ad to the photo section for it from Houston Chronicle/March 1988, upper left corner of page).

vfilippone commented about Dollar Cinemas - Briargrove 3 on Jul 20, 2023 at 6:07 pm

I think it became a dollar cinema in the early 80s. I remember my Dad took me to see Blake Edwards' S.O.B. here when I was a kid (because they put “PG” on the marquee instead of “R”).

vfilippone commented about Memorial Theatre on Jul 20, 2023 at 5:31 pm

Loved this theater, saw many movies there in the late 70s/early 80s.

vfilippone commented about Town & Country 6 Theatres on Jul 20, 2023 at 5:27 pm

The Loews Town & Country 3 was walking distance from this theatre, same side of the street.

vfilippone commented about Loew's Town & Country III on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:49 pm

I grew up in Houston in the 70s/80s and went to these two theatres a lot when I was a kid. Even though they were so close together, they appealed to different tastes. The Loews T&C 3 showed more highbrow fare for adults, where I feel like the T&C 6 showed more mainstream popcorn-type movies (with exceptions, of course). Both theatres were very strict about R-rated movies, and if you bought a ticket for a PG movie, then sneaked into an R movie, the ushers would walk through and check stubs before the movie started or during the previews and kick you out. I got kicked out trying to see PURPLE RAIN many times at T&C6, finally saw it at the Galleria II.

Darryl, I have a couple of pictures of newspaper ads from the 80s for both theatres and the address for both is listed as “West Belt @ I-10.” I did find the T&C6 listed as “666 Town & Country Village” elsewhere in the newspaper.

Great memories all around.