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Old 11-23-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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When I lived in Corpus in the 1970s and 1980s, there were quite a few movie theaters to go to. Now, there are a whopping total of 2 movie theaters and 1 second ran discount theater. Up until recenlty, all theaters were run by cinemark. Why isn't there more competition in Corpus? The theaters are always crowded when I go. The lack of competition couldn't be for lack of prospective business.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:58 PM
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It's puzzling. You'd think with the suburbs in the west and northwest, plus Portland and Ingleside, and with the great SPID development that there'd be more screens and more choices. It is rather odd. I'm sure when Crosstown is extended even further south that when more new things get put in, the theaters usually would be part of that.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Let's see...

First Run Theaters
Starplex 16
Century 16
Five Star Cinema (Calallen)...this theater seems to periodically shutter its doors and reopen.
Northshore 8 (Portland)
Cinema 4 (Rockport)

I count 49 screens for a metropolitan area of approximately 415,000 people, or one screen for about every 8,500 people.

Then there's a Dollar cinema as well
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Let's see...

First Run Theaters
Starplex 16
Century 16
Five Star Cinema (Calallen)...this theater seems to periodically shutter its doors and reopen.
Northshore 8 (Portland)
Cinema 4 (Rockport)

I count 49 screens for a metropolitan area of approximately 415,000 people, or one screen for about every 8,500 people.

Then there's a Dollar cinema as well
Well, i understand what you say about 49 screens. Only 2 of those are in corpus christi proper, one on the westside and one on the southside. each of them are quite nasty (dirty) and plainjane compared to the theaters in larger cities. it's like the owners KNOW that they are the ONLY game in town and do NOTHING to enhance the moviegoing experience. the city needs more options, imo.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Corpus needs IMAX Theaters.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Corpus needs IMAX Theaters.
Mega Theater - USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That is awesome! That is sad that I live and Corpus and never even knew the Lexington had that on it. Lol. How shameful.

Although, I was talking about IMAX theaters for movies. Like, a movie theater. Lol.

That is great though the Lexington has that. I had no idea.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Yeah, the Mega Theater is pretty cool. And I'm sure its the only Large format theater aboard an aircraft carrier.
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