Memorial Theatre

303 Memorial City Way,
Houston, TX 77024

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Previously operated by: Cineplex, Stanley-Warner Theatres

Functions: Retail

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View of the space formerly occupied by the Memorial theater.

Located in the Memorial City Mall. This was a 70mm-capable theatre which often screened exclusive first-run movies. It opened on June 23, 1966 with Steve McQueen in “Nevada Smith”. It was a Stanley-Warner theatre. It became a Texas Southeast theatre in 1969, was sold to Tercar Theaters in 1976, and finally to Cineplex Theaters (now called Cinemark) in 1982.

In its later years under Tercar, the auditorium was split into two theaters, and the balcony was closed. The Memorial Theater was closed in 1984 and was converted into retail space.

Contributed by dale_bushee

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

johncoeland on September 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Quite a place, but was out of sync with the times on the day it opened. Mall theatres were not the places to support exclusive runs. Very strange “hidden” rooms throughout. But, it was fun training as a manager there in 1981.

rivest266 on November 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Owned by Cineplex of Texas, not of Canada.

rivest266 on July 4, 2023 at 3:24 pm

This was opened by Stanley Warner on June 23rd, 1966. Grand opening ad posted.

vfilippone on July 20, 2023 at 5:31 pm

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

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