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  1. Spence Park Renovation

    This is news to me. "Fitch" from a popular Texas A&M forum got the ball rolling on this, big time, he would likely know more details. This at least looks promising, even if vague. From KBTX, 2015: Group Working to Add Amenities, Renovations to Spence Park, about Fitch's website(since taken offline as far as I know) and efforts to build momentum for a project. From KBTX, 2016: Texas A&M quietly continuing plans for Spence Park renovations
  2. Thought I'd revive this thread since another theater is opening in the not-too-distant future. Bryan Queen Theatre: Early 1900's - mid-70's. Originally opened as the Exchange Hotel, late 1800s, became a theater, the Crystal, in the early 1900s, burning in 1914. Purchased by Shulman in 1926. Torn down and rebuilt in art deco style in 1939. Facade restored in 2011, interior renovated and reopened approx. 2016-17 as offices/meeting spaces. Dixie Theatre: older than 1913 - 197?, purchased by Shulman in 1926. Partially burned by fire built by vagrant in 1983. In the early 90's, became Stafford Opera House, then for about 1995-1998 it reverted back to the Dixie Theatre name from, later known as The Venue in mid-2000's. July 2008-201? known as Stafford-Main Street. Sold and after renovations operates as the Grand Stafford Theater. Palace Theater: 1928 - 1985, 1987 - present as an open air venue. Originally Bryan City Hall. Circle Drive-In:at least by 1952 - ?, NW corner of University and College Ave. Skyway Drive-In: opened prior to 1948 - 1967, site of current Tejas Center Manor East III: November 7, 1973 - 1994, large theater still in use by The Theater Company in the Tejas Center. Skyway Twin Drive-In: 1967 - mid 1985, was located behind the future Schulman 6 Schulman 6: 197? - 1995, 1997 - 2002(as College Park 6), now Blinn College classrooms. Bryan Premiere 15 + IMAX: 2006-present, Opened as a 16 screen theater, one was converted to IMAX around 2013. College Station Campus Theater: 1940 - mid 80's; vacant until converted to club Shadow Canyon, then Midnight Rodeo, now Daisy Dukes. Cineplex III: 1980(?) - 1996, where Harry's/Piranha Fitness Studio is now; was a Lazer Tag briefly after theater closed. Parkway Theater, Park Place III(?): 1984(?) - 1992, became a few clubs/pool halls, then bought and remodeled by church Carmike Post Oak 3: 1984-2000, later mall location of Rockie's. Cinemark Movies 18 & XD: 1993-present, opened as a 16 screen theater "Hollywood USA", converted to stadium seating and added two theaters 2003-2004, converted to all recliner seating 2016-17. Star Cinema Grill: Opens 2018. Coming to Century Square development. Updated information from the 2013 B/CS Eagle article Early Bryan theater owner Bill Schulman dies at 86 as well as information gleaned from Cinema Treasures and Frank Mills' profiles of selected Silver Screens in Texas
  3. Blinn College, Texas A&M celebrate RELLIS Campus groundbreaking
  4. Making progress for future RELLIS campus
  5. Park West Apartments

    As of one week ago: Front- Back-
  6. Alliance Residential Company Acquires Nine-Acre Site for 261-Unit Luxury Apartment Community within the Atlas Master Development of Bryan-College Station, Texas link
  7. Stella Hotel nearing completion.
  8. Planned development continues in the east side of Bryan. University Dr will be extended east, once it crosses Boonville Rd, it will be entirely within the City of Bryan city limit. From City of Bryan website:
  9. Former Bryan Air Force Base to be transformed into multimillion-dollar research hub and education center over next few years (May 2, 2016) Other links: Multi-million dollar research facility to anchor Riverside Campus hub Full steam ahead for RELLIS RELLIS Campus is an exciting project for Texas A&M, this community Texas A&M System breaks ground for first RELLIS facility RELLIS Campus showing signs of its commitment to the future
  10. The Stella Hotel in late July, I'll try to make it out there again later this week.
  11. Nice pictures, thanks for the updates. Both of those buildings are in Bryan, the southern portion of Atlas will be in College Station, though by agreement Bryan will receive a direct benefit from taxes from that area as well.
  12. Slideshow presentation