Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
2009 W. Gray Ave.
Completed: 1939
Architect: Pettigrew & Worley (Dallas)

City of Houston Landmark

The River Oaks is the last historic movie theater in Houston that is still used for its original purpose. Weingarten Realty Investors, the theater's owner, plans to demolish the building and redevelop the site with "big box" stores, parking garages and residential units.

See also River Oaks Community Center (1937) and River Oaks Community Center expansion (1948)

above | façade, 2006
detail (top) | façade, 1939
detail (upper center) | auditorium, 2006
detail (lower center) | "sea" relief, 2006
detail (bottom) | "land" relief, 2006

Photo by Jim Parsons
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