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On 7/1/2019 at 7:47 AM, Serrano said:

found this it looks like the most recent layout : 

 

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Oh I just noticed that too! Summer St looks connected! That would seriously be huge for this area, especially since there is no feeder lane from Taylor to Studemont.

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On 7/1/2019 at 9:22 PM, crock said:

 

i lived in Dallas for 3 years and recently moved back to Houston.  It's insane how much better central Dallas's movie theater options are than Houston's.   From still having their Angelika, to having a huge brand new Alamo Drafthouse on the outskirts of downtown, to Inwood Theater and Highland Park theater, to Texas Theatre, to Magnolia Theater, a nice dolllar theater in Irving, half dozen decent mall movie theaters within 15 miles of downtown.      

central Houston has... River Oaks playing movies only for senior citizens and the AMC8 thats a shallow shell of its former sundance which was a hollow shell of its former Angelika and that absurd iPic, and then Edwards Greenway with its paid parking garage.      It sucks. 

 

Even the burbs of Dallas have Alamo Drafthouses everywhere! I don't understand why Houston seems to be behind in this area. Heck, downtown L.A. is getting an Alamo Drafthouse before inner Loop Houston.

 

But I doubt this new theater near the Heights will be an iPic. They tend not to be build too many in one market. I believe they only have two in the much more populous L.A. area, for example, and those are located in Westwood and Pasadena, roughly 30 miles apart.

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I’m thinking studio movie grill or a boutique Cinemark like the woodlands market street. A six screen or so playing a mix of hits and art house. Praying to the heavens it’s an Alamo Drafthouse.

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1 hour ago, brunsonpark08 said:

I’m thinking studio movie grill or a boutique Cinemark like the woodlands market street. A six screen or so playing a mix of hits and art house. Praying to the heavens it’s an Alamo Drafthouse.

 

An Alamo Drafthouse inside the loop would be fantastic.

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2 hours ago, CaptainJilliams said:

 

An Alamo Drafthouse inside the loop would be fantastic.

 

I can't believe that in 2019 there still isn't an Alamo Drafthouse inside the loop. 

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Especially since they just got an Alamo in downtown LA! https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-alamo-drafthouse-los-angeles-20190715-story.html

 

It's like they're just trying to play with us. 😧

 

Seriously, the Heights project seems to be the kind of project Alamo would be interested in. If you look at all the new Alamos in DFW, they're all in newly built, mixed-use developments like the The Irving/Las Colinas one  whichis in the same development with the Toyota Music Factory, a major concert venue, and a ton of restaurants/bars. The LA one is in something called The Bloc. I can't imagine a more perfect scenario for Alamo to set up shop inside the Loop.

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On 7/1/2019 at 10:46 AM, Triton said:

PLEASE get us a cinema.... I would absolutely go here rather than the AMC in downtown.

You don't like the Edwards MarqE?

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5 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:


Well, hate to be the one to burst your movie loving bubble, but you can give up on an Alamo Drafthouse opening in Lower Heights District.

There would be a LLC for a Alamo Drafthouse in Lower Heights District by now, but there isn't.

I don't know which movie theater is opening here, but I'd like to see a Star Cinema. IMO, it's superior to Studio Movie Grill.

Cinemark recently debuted a boutique-style movie theater in the Dallas area, Cut! by Cinemark. The new concept is planned for Houston too. Maybe it will open here.

 

Star Cinema is like a more approachable iPic... I like the one in Sugarland.

 

I think this will be a big branded theater, perhaps as you suggested - a boutique sub brand of a big theater company. Cinemark would make the most sense.

 

There are a lot more people with higher spending abilities moving in the area. Can't wait to see how the land is developed.

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This looks great. It seems like every time I drive past there for the last few weeks, something new has popped up, seems like they are going up fast.

 

While we all wish for that movie theatre, so does basically everyone in a 5-6 mile radius, which means that thing will be packed all day, every day. If its a newer-boutique style place, or a Star Cinema/Studio Movie Grill I can see this being Target 2.0, where you're there and you're like "this is the busiest place I've been to all day." If the right big-box retail goes in, its going to be shenanigans on the weekends. I can't wait. 

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13 hours ago, Ross said:

You don't like the Edwards MarqE?

Honestly that's fine too. I just hope it's not another "luxury" cinema.

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I remember paying for a seat to see Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse at the new River Oaks District. I opted for the cheaper seat and was sent through a different door into a caged area at the lowest line of seats while above me rich people lounged on settees and ate grapes that hung pendently above their mouths 

28 minutes ago, Triton said:

Honestly that's fine too. I just hope it's not another "luxury" cinema.

 

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1 hour ago, EllenOlenska said:

I remember paying for a seat to see Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse at the new River Oaks District. I opted for the cheaper seat and was sent through a different door into a caged area at the lowest line of seats while above me rich people lounged on settees and ate grapes that hung pendently above their mouths 

 

Ha.... ha.... But I really feel like places like AMC, Cinemark, and Edwards are a lot more approachable than something like iPic. Plus, my wife and I love discount Tuesdays at Cinemark. $5.25 for heated luxury loungers!

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7 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:



Someone was so excited they shared the news twice on Reddit Houston, after posting about it here (same as with Buffalo Heights District H-E-B), with rendering included. 

Gotta get those Karma points. 🙄


https://www.reddit.com/r/houston/comments/colvhn/cinemark_confirmed_coming_to_lower_heights/
 

https://www.reddit.com/r/houston/comments/cp0s08/newly_released_rendering_of_the_upcoming_cinemark/

 

What do you mean by Buffalo Heights? Also, why don't you post the rendering to Reddit then? I feel the pain though... all my initial White Oak Music Hall info was taken here from HAIF and it exploded on Reddit... which ended up causing issues for me but that's a longer story.

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28 minutes ago, htownbro said:

I heard the Party Boy store is closing and selling their building.  

 

Yep! it is mentioned on another thread. I am happy Arne's will stay though! 

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36 minutes ago, htownbro said:

I heard the Party Boy store is closing and selling their building.  

Yup.

 

 

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2 hours ago, gene said:

 

Yep! it is mentioned on another thread. I am happy Arne's will stay though! 

 

Too bad Arne's jumbotron is staying put for the time being...it's ridiculous (yet not shocking) the City allows LED signs that essentially blind drivers for a few seconds. It's illegible at night! These signs are capable of being dimmed. Argggh.

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1 hour ago, skooljunkie said:

 

Too bad Arne's jumbotron is staying put for the time being...it's ridiculous (yet not shocking) the City allows LED signs that essentially blind drivers for a few seconds. It's illegible at night! These signs are capable of being dimmed. Argggh.

That being said, I'm going to be a little sad the day Arne's inevitability closes its doors.

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I know it was noted on the layout, but the driveway access from the eastbound feeder has been installed.

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another movie theater option is good this close to downtown. although I will loath going anywhere named "LoHiDi"

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I Noticed traffic signal mast installation ongoing this week at Summer St. and at the driveway by the Kroger gas pumps. Hopefully the good 'nuf mentality won't win and all signals are in sync from Washington to I-10. :unsure:

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9 hours ago, skooljunkie said:

I Noticed traffic signal mast installation ongoing this week at Summer St. and at the driveway by the Kroger gas pumps. Hopefully the good 'nuf mentality won't win and all signals are in sync from Washington to I-10. :unsure:

Um, good 'nuff is the Houston anthem...

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Any plans to rebuild Summer St. It's an absolute pain driving over those abandoned train tracks there next to the apartments. At least put asphalt over them.

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Apartments on the southeast side and a new fence north of the apartments for other projects about to go up.

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