River Oaks Theatre
4847 Green Oaks Road,
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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.
Previous Names: Riviera Theatre
Interstate Theatres opened the River Oaks Theatre on April 27th, 1945 with Bing Crosby in “Here Come the Waves”. It was taken over by an independent operator in January 1955 and closed on December 19, 1964. Sold to new owners who reopened it as the Riviera Theatre on March 12th, 1965 screening Burt Lancaster in “Elmer Gantry”. The Riviera Theatre was closed on September 4, 1966 with Peter Noone in “Hold On” & David Niven in “Where the Spies Are”.
It reopened in January 1967, again taking the original River Oaks Theatre name showing adult movies, but closed later in 1967 following protests regarding its programming. It was demolished in 1969 and a garage was built on the site.
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