Grandview Cinema

2760 North Grandview Avenue,
Odessa, TX 79762

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Architects: Bob Peters

Firms: Peters & Fields

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Grandview Cinema...Odessa Texas

Argene Hodge proudly opened the fantastic new Grandview Cinema November 21, 1968 with Richard Harris in “Camelot”. Mr. Hodge relocated to Odessa in 1957 assisting Mr. Collins in the H & H Theatres chain and eventually took over operations of Hodge Associate Theaters. Over the years he also had a hand in the Ector Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Broncho Theatre operations.

The Grandview Cinema turned out to be the last big, plush, comfortable theatre built in the city. The Grandview Cinema enjoyed a successful 25 year run, but closed in 1994 and was demolished the following year.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

The Grandview Cinema, then under construction, was described in an article in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of July 22, 1968. The 85 foot wide auditorium was to have 838 plush, reclining seats in rows four feet wide, a 55 foot wide screen, gold drapes, sea green carpeting, and a color scheme of blue, russet, and burnt orange for the seat upholstery.

The house would have 35 and 70mm Simplex projection equipment, and there would be 17 Altec speakers in the auditorium. The 140-foot long lobby-foyer area would feature more sea green carpeting, and had vaulted ceilings and a 20 foot chandelier. In lieu of a marquee there would be a fifteen-foot overhang along the glass front of the building, and a ten foot overhang along the sides, adjacent to the two acres of parking. The would be a double-sided attraction board 8 feet by 42 feet placed near the main road, about a block from the theatre.

The Grandview Cinema was designed by architect Bob Peters of the Odessa firm Peters & Fields.

rivest266 on August 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Grand opening ad at View link
You can also see the Warner theatre listed in New York City on the bottom right. They must had copied an New York ad.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

From 1995 a view of the Grandview under demolition.

rivest266 on January 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I posted that grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on June 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm

article with picture

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