•The River Oaks Theatre is a historic movie theater located in the River Oaks Shopping Center in the Neartown community in Houston, Texas, United States, east of the River Oaks community. The theater has three projection screens; one large screen, downstairs, and two smaller screens, upstairs.

•The River Oaks Theatre was built in 1939. It is an example of late-1930s Art Deco design. It was the last of the deluxe neighborhood movie theaters built by Interstate Theatre Corporation.

•The theater opened on November 28, 1939. Paul Scott had the lease to the theater. Its first film was Bachelor Mother. In February 1947 Interstate Theaters acquired the River Oaks Theatre. In late 1975 the chain Trans-Continental took control from Interstate. The New Mexico chain Movie, Inc. took control of the River Oaks Theatre in 1977. The theater’s focus changed from first-run films to alternative films such as re-released films, and classic, foreign, cult, and old films. Movie, Inc. later merged with Landmark Theatre Company.

•On February 25, 2021, the Houston Chronicle reported that the theatre’s lease was set to expire on March 31, 2021, and that negotiations with Weingarten Realty, the theatre’s landlord, were ongoing. On March 12, 2021, Houston CBS affiliate KHOU reported that Landmark Theatres had not reached a deal with Weingarten Realty.

•There were protests on March 1, and March 7.

•On March 15 Landmark announced that it will be forced to close the theater due to Weingarten not responding to its proposals.

•The last day the theatre will be open will be March 25th 2021

•This video was filmed March 24th 2021

More info on River Oaks Movie Theatre Tour (Virtual Walkthrough)

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