Preston Park 6
Photo from the Adam Martin collection
1900 Preston Park Blvd|
|Record #4991 |
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
| Previously operated by: Loews Theatres|
Information for this tour was contributed by Mark Richey.
Both the Collin Creek Twin and the Loews Chisholm were situated along Central Expressway. Loews decided to locate their new multiplex on the other side of town, near the then-quiet corner of Park and Preston. The 6-screen theater opened on November 27, 1985 with the rather unexciting name of Loews Preston Park.
The theater only offered two movies on opening day, "Rocky IV" (in 70mm -- I don’t think they used that must afterwards) and "Santa Claus: The Movie", both of which were opening nationally that day. I don’t know if they double or tripled the movies, or the other auditoriums were left empty. The opening day listings actually had the next four films arriving, and what days they would open.
It mostly booked mainstream films, but during the mid-1990s, they would often use one screen for more offbeat fair. I’m pretty sure they had "Crash" in 1997, for example, with none of the outcry that had accompanied "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" when it played at the Chisholm seven years earlier.
The theater threw in the towel on October 31, 2000. The last six shows were "The Little Vampire", "Lucky Numbers", "Bedazzled", "The Contender", "Dr. T and the Women", and "Meet the Parents".
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