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Old 12-17-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Default North Star Mall Store Directory 1969




North Star Mall's store directory
reads like a who's who in
the retai! business world.
Alwais Toy Box, H.E.B.,
Joan Bari, M. A. Barnes, E. H.
Biehl Coins & Stamps, Bombay
Shop, Branding Iron Restaurant,
Branilf International, Carl's,
Casa Paja, Casual Manor, Centre
of the Mall, Chandler's Shoes,
Children's Shop, Cinema I & II,
El Colonial Artes de Mexico, The
Courtyard, Cox Bake Shop, Dunderbak's
Bavarian Pantry, Etliott's,
F.mployment Personnel
North, Figiiretone, First Federal
Savings, Flame Shoppe.
Florsheim Shoos, Fox Company,
Frost Bros., Gamez Custom
Tailors, Gifts Unusual, Gildemeisler's,
Golden Key Shop,
R. R. Gonzalez, D.D.S., B i l l y
Graham Films, Great Western
nvestment Corp., Guarantee
Shoe Co., H.F.C.,' C. R. Held,
D.D.S.-, Hertzberg's, E. Hickey,
J.D.S., Holiday Shoes, House of
Stainless—Store, House of .Sraihess
— offices, Hutchins Bros.)
lay's, Jer.e', Joseph's, Joske's,
Junior Whirl,
K a r o t k i n Furniture Co.,
<ay's M a t e r n i t y Fashions,
S. S. Kresge, La Fuente, Lenny's
-ashion Shops, Lerner Shops,
Jngerie Fair, Luby's, Margo's
Vogue, Maverick-Clarke, Men-
*er Smart Shop, Merle Norman
Cosmetics, Mode O'Day, National
Shirt Shop, Faye Nerl Modeling
Agency, North Star Bar-
Mr Shop, North Star Fabrics,
North Star Gallery, North Star
Garden Center, North Star Mall,
Inc., Odell's Barber Salon, Orsinger
Buick — Opel, Parklane


The bolded C.R. Held DDS....was my Dentist! It was located above the present day Victoria's Secret.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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Default North Star Mall 1975 Store Directory



I noticed it showed a Chess King in 1975....what did that store sell before Micheal Jackson and Parachute pants came around?
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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Default G.W. Jr.'s

I see the magic words in the middle....hmmmm "Frankfurter. This is from Oct 1976

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Here are some more pics:

[SIZE=2]Capitan Drive-In Theatre , Old Highway 90 at 36th St., opened in 1949 and closed in 1979. [/SIZE]



[SIZE=2]The original name for this theatre was the Bluebonnet Drive-In Theatre and it carried this name from 1949-1951. It was the Capitan from 1951-1979.[/SIZE]





Inside of Fred Road Drive in (I always remember those super high walls of corregated tin...I dont know how they ever made it through wind storms.)



Starlite drive-in was in operation from 1978 until 1980. In the nineties it was a used car lot. It was on the McQueeny Hiway just east of Universal City


[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]The Trail Drive-In Theatre, 1030 S. E. Military Drive, was opened in 1946. It was owned by Louis and John Santikos and was the second drive-in in San Antonio. It was located on Loop 13, near the Mission Drive-In Theatre. It was razed in November, 1984. One distinction I remember is a monkey exhibit out in front of the theatre in the 1950's.[/SIZE]
[/SIZE]


Varsity Drive-In Theatre opened July 11, 1949 and closed 1980. It was built by Mul Den Theatres. It was later purchased by John Santikos. It was located at Culebra Av. and Bandera Road. An H.E.B. sits on the site.
Now for some real mindless trivia! The telephone number for the Capitan Drive-In was GE3-0551. I remember my mom asking me to call to check movie times! Damn, I'm OLD!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Does anyone remember the little drive-in movie theater on South Military that by the late 70's was showing porn movies? To meet local censorship laws, they had a fellow stand in from of the projection booth with a couple of long handled paddles.
I had a boyfriend who worked at the Trail Drive-In when they started showing porn there, but I don't recall any censoring going on. Ok...just gave myself away. I would go with my then BF and watched porn by myself, until he was done with his shift.

The Lackland Drive-In, on Somerset Road about two blocks south of SW Military Drive, showed x-rated movies, too. This drive-in was much closer to Kelly, so I'm wondering if this was the one you were remembering. I remember when they first started showing porn, you could see the screen from the street. The theatre had to put up bright lights shining toward the street to prevent young, prying eyes from viewing!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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These may have been mentioned but does anyone remember these places/things?


Anyone live around Craigmont Lane? Remember WHITE CLIFFS where we rode our bikes down hills - one called Suicide? A creek ran through it.
I spent a lot of time in those trails.. grew up mostly at my grandparent's house on Schmeltzer. I specifically remember "Suicide Hill".. it was a steep drop that ended on a narrow trail. If you didn't turn onto the trail at the bottom you would end up in the creek. If you entered off Allena (around the metal guardrail) into the trails it was to your left and down a bit I think. One day I actually went down there with my father- I was riding my Huffy bike converted into a BMX (took the banana seat/sissy bar off and added crossbar handlebars). My father was on this big old beach cruiser type bike and he actually went down Suicide Hill!! I was so impressed.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I know I just made GWhopper's day......

You have made my day!!! I can't believe it.
Primo, you rule!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:40 PM
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I noticed it showed a Chess King in 1975....what did that store sell before Micheal Jackson and Parachute pants came around?
Love it! Thanks Primo...I remember that little zig and zag you had to do right there in front of Mr Dunderback's and Frost Bros. I actually remember a lot of those stores from walking around North Star as a kid back in the 70s.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: COUNTDOWN CITY...THA DEUCE DIME
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Well I Miss Cruisin Military On Sundays......ya Sure. I Guess People Still Go. But Its Not Like It Used To Be. It Would Get Packed. And Be Fun. A Lot Of People Would Go And Show Off There Cars And Just Have A Good Time. Violence Put A Stop To That. Then People Tried To Take It Downtown. And During The Summer When People Really Wanna Go The Sapd Sets Up Checkpoints Which Pretty Much Takes That Away Also. Any Other Cruisers Out There Tha Miss Doing This??? Or Has This Already Been Talked About?
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