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  1. 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's2018-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.

     

  2. https://www.bryantx.gov/midtown/

     

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    The City of Bryan has embarked on a proactive planning process to tackle the challenges and unlock the opportunities in the Midtown area. The plan will be the principle guide in promoting orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the Midtown Bryan area, with recommendations to include changes to standard zoning districts and recommendations for the creation of new districts to help maximize (re-) development potential...

    ...The study area includes approximately two-square miles surrounding the Travis B. Bryan Municipal Park property from historic Downtown Bryan to the city limits shared with the City of College Station and adjacent to the Texas A&M University, generally bounded by Finfeather Road to the west and South College Avenue to the east.

     

     

  3. 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. 

  4. 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

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    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

  5. 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. 

  6. Bryan working on master plan for area between Northgate and Downtown

     

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    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

     

     

  7. 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

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  8. 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

  9. Blinn College, Texas A&M celebrate RELLIS Campus groundbreaking

     

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    In May 2016, Chancellor Sharp announced plans to create a new research and development campus to help companies move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, while also offering a new path toward a college degree. One aspect of the RELLIS Campus plan involves the development of a multi-institutional Gateway Education Center that will provide space for Texas A&M System member institutions and Blinn to offer a variety of curricula.


    “This relationship between The Texas A&M University System and Blinn College is literally the envy of community colleges and universities all over the United States of America,” Sharp said. “This is how you make sure that students take courses that transfer – you talk to each other, and that is what these two institutions have been doing for 30 or 40 years.”

     

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  10. Making progress for future RELLIS campus

     

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    Officials are preparing to begin several new construction projects at the 2,000-acre site. A&M System officials said many of structures targeted for demolition on the 2,000-acre campus are "decaying warehouses" that will be replaced with academic and research and development facilities over the next few years. Not all of the older structures on the campus are set to be torn down, however. Officials said facilities such as the chapel, flight tower, hangers and water tower that remain from the campus' days as the former Bryan Air Base will be preserved.

     

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  11. Alliance Residential Company Acquires Nine-Acre Site for 261-Unit Luxury Apartment Community within the Atlas Master Development of Bryan-College Station, Texas

     

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    Known as Broadstone Traditions, the three-story, walk-up community will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes within Lake Walk Town Center on Atlas Pear Drive. Interior finishes will include LED lighting packages, granite and quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, under-mounted sinks, stainless steel appliances, 42-inch wood cabinets with under cabinet lighting, hardwood flooring in kitchen, dining and living areas, kitchen islands, intrusion alarms, and ceramic tile on the bath floors. Community amenities will include a recreation pool with an outdoor kitchen area offering lush landscaping and outdoor seating, along with a community area dog-park. The property will also include a package concierge, full scale fitness center and a massive clubhouse with business center, internet café and kitchen area.

    "Alliance is excited to join forces with the Atlas team in this master development and build a product with unmatched finishes and amenities that will cater to the neighboring uses of the Lake Walk Town Center," said Cyrus Bahrami, managing director of South Texas for Alliance Residential Company. "We pride ourselves in building the highest quality product within the most sought after town locations destined for growth and you definitely have that here in this location. It's simple – you've got the Biocorridor on one side of you, The Stella Hotel and Traditions Club on the other side, Lake Walk Town Center at your front door, and Texas A&M University right down the road.  It's good to be in Aggieland and we are proud to be a part of this community's continued growth."

    The project will sit adjacent to the ATLAS corporate campus and within the Lake Walk Town Center, which will include The Stella Hotel, retail and restaurant space as well as office space. Lake Walk is a comfortably upscale, lively collection of regional dining, hospitality, retail and wellness offerings situated between ATLAS and the highly-acclaimed Traditions Club and Community. 

     

  12. 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. 

     

    http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Residential-commercial-Oakmont-neighborhood-coming-to-Bryan-in-2017-389239961.html

     

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    From City of Bryan website:

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    Slated for 2017, the residential and commercial development of Oakmont will feature 800 single family homes,  a number of walking trails, and retail spaces. This new development, spearheaded by Adam Development Properties, will be constructed on a new portion of University Drive east of Boonville Road.

     

    http://docs.bryantx.gov/planning_development/P&Z/2016/10-20-16/SR-RZ15-03.pdf

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    Former Bryan Air Force Base to be transformed into multimillion-dollar research hub and education center over next few years (May 2, 2016)

     

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    Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced this morning that the Riverside campus soon will be transformed into a multi-million technology and testing research hub, while a unique educational center will be built along side it.

    The 1,900-acre campus adjacent to Texas 47 and Texas 21 —  land developed in 1942 for the Bryan Army Air Base and acquired by Texas A&M 20 years later — already is home to the Texas Transportation Institute and Texas A&M Engineer

     

     

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    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

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