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  1. Brazos County Commissioners Learn About $250 Million Dollar High Rise Condo Development Click HERE for PDF brochure about Innovation Towers.
  2. Thanks for the update. Slowly but surely... Current: Bryan Bryan Premiere 15 + IMAX: 2006-present, Opened as a 16 screen theater, one was converted to IMAX around 2013. Queen Theatre: Early 1900's - mid-70's; 2018-present. Originally opened as the Exchange Hotel, late 1800s, later housing theaters under various names including the Princess and the Crystal, and survived at least one film room fire in 1914. According to current website, the name "Queen Theatre" was officially given to the building in 1914. Purchased by Schulman in 1926. Torn down and rebuilt in art deco style in 1939. Facade restored in 2011, interior renovated and reopened 2016-17 as offices/meeting spaces (including the Downtown Bryan Association). The Queen Theatre officially reopened May 4, 2018 as a single screen film house and performance venue. College Station 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: 2018-present. Century Square. Alternate use: Bryan Dixie Theatre: older than 1913 - 197?, purchased by Schulman 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, 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, a live music venue. Palace Theater: 1928 - 1985, 1987 - present as an open air venue. Originally Bryan City Hall. Manor East III: November 7, 1973 - 1994, large theater still in use by The Theatre Company, in the Tejas Center. Schulman 6: 197? - 1995, 1997 - 2002(as College Park 6), now Blinn College classrooms. College Station Campus Theater: 1940 - mid 80's; vacant until converted to club Shadow Canyon, then Midnight Rodeo, Daisy Dukes, now Shiner Park. 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 a church. Post Oak 3 (Plitt, then Cineplex Odeon): 1984-2000, later mall location of Rockie's. Demolished/Redeveloped: Bryan Skyway Drive-In: opened prior to 1948 - 1967, site of current Tejas Center Skyway Twin Drive-In: 1967 - mid 1985, was located in area behind the future Schulman 6 (current Blinn College/St.Joseph Rehab parking areas). College Station Circle Drive-In: at least by 1952 - ?, NW corner of University and College Ave.
  3. This got dropped in favor of Blinn joining A&M at the Rellis campus, which already has a number of new buildings. http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/35537-texas-am-system-transforms-riverside-campus-to-rellis/
  4. The City of Bryan needs to align at least two crossings of Texas Ave. between Rosemary and Villa Maria. The way the light cycles are now with akward crossings at Sulpher Springs/Eagle Pass, North/Broodmoor, Hensel/Inwood makes for less efficient east-west traffic and longer waits on Texas. College Ave is in a better position for continued development. It's already happening, just slowly.
  5. Bryan to review consultant proposals for Midtown Area Plan By Clay Falls | Posted: Fri 6:20 PM, Jun 15, 2018 | Updated: Fri 6:43 PM, Jun 15, 2018 Companies who want to take part in what the area might look like for the next 30 years were asked to send in proposals to the city. The Midtown area stretches around two square miles from Downtown to Northgate. With the help of residents and consultants, the city is looking to the area's future. Read more: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Bryan-to-review-consultant-proposals-for-Midtown-Area-plan-485710431.html
  6. Ten year update can be summed up as: AgShacks takeover some established neighborhoods, a "SuperPark" is in the works for the old Muni site, and finally, a study is being done for the "potential" of this area of town, branded as Midtown. The area has had loads of potential for a while, it's nice that decision makers have begun taking steps to help the area redevelop in a more organized manor.
  7. Bryan working on master plan for area between Northgate and Downtown BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The City of Bryan is looking for new ideas for a large section of town. As the new super park develops at the old municipal golf course, they are now asking for consultants to look at ways to plan what they call the "Midtown Area." Friday, the city opened up the process to receive requests for proposals. Bryan city leaders are working on a new "go to" destination. The Midtown Area goes from just south of Downtown to Northgate... Read More
  8. The Eagle: Long live the Queen: Community celebrates red carpet grand opening of Downtown Bryan icon May 5, 2018 KBTX: Sneak peek of The Queen's Grand Opening https://www.queenbryantx.com/
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Blinn College, Texas A&M celebrate RELLIS Campus groundbreaking
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