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Location DB > United States > Texas > Mesquite > Big Town Mall > Exterior > DSC05756 (Medium).JPG

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The side of Big Town Cinema. According to my local historian, once people stopped going to see movies here, it became a dollar movie theater. That didn't last long.
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Posted by Edmo1025 8/10/2006 5:59 AM | remove
  The dollar movies closed around 93-94 i believe.
Posted by stephen1310 8/21/2006 4:23 AM | remove
  That was the last time I was there. I think the last movie that I saw there was Major League 2.
Posted by Edmo1025 8/26/2006 6:10 AM | remove
  It also served as some sort of car lot/car dealership inventory headquarters. They had rows of cars lined up in the parking lot, possibly for the Fowler Toyota across the highway. Maybe some sort of fleet sales or something.
Posted by mavcowboy 10/5/2006 8:21 PM | remove
  The Big Town Movie Theater....GOOD TIMEZ....GOOD TIMEZ!!
Posted by E46bimmerboi 10/8/2006 7:46 AM | remove
  It was later than 93-94; I started summer of 93 and was a projectionist there until September of 95. A few years later, several of the old crew during the mid 90s dropped in on our old Manager before having dinner nearby Towneast Mall in 1998. I remember that because I had just gotten a new 1998 Civic. It closed something closer to 1999 or 2000 when the theater closed.
Posted by E46bimmerboi 10/8/2006 7:52 AM | remove
  A friend and I had to sneak out this side door from theater 3 after a wild night, almost resulting in a riot (or so it seemed at the time at age 17), in the summer of 1994. Mesquite Police were camped out front in a Police RV until everyone was gone.
Posted by E46bimmerboi 10/8/2006 7:53 AM | remove
  It was later than 93-94; I started summer of 93 and was a projectionist there until September of 95. A few years later, several of the old crew during the mid 90s dropped in on our old Manager before having dinner nearby Towneast Mall in 1998. I remember that because I had just gotten a new 1998 Civic. It closed something closer to 1999 or 2000.
Posted by blaistom77 10/10/2006 3:35 AM | remove
  Why did it close?
Posted by mayhem154 10/10/2006 4:21 AM | remove
  Town East Mall opened in the early 70's a few miles away. Big Town hung on as long as it could, but by the 90's Montgomery Ward was the only major tenant left. When Wards shut down, it pretty much spelled the end for Big Town.
Posted by baylorgirl22 9/27/2007 1:07 AM | remove
  I remember seeing Stepmom here.
Posted by E.Hammster 11/8/2007 3:11 AM | remove
  Yeah, Montgomery Wards closing was definitely the end. In the final years, there were maybe a dozen interior stores, all clustered in the south end next to Wards. They all left when Wards went chapter 11, then Wards closed, then finally the furniture store in the northwest end and the westernwear store in the northeast end.
Posted by ScilWings 11/26/2007 5:02 PM | remove
  Last movie I saw here was "A League of Their Own" in '92. Hard to believe that was 15 years ago....
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