I managed the Montwood in El Paso from 1984-1993. When I moved to El Paso, there were quite a few theatres operating, and few remain today. I worked for Movie One Theatres, and we had the Montwood, Palace, and Lomaland (formerly North Loop) Drive in. Commonwealth Theatres had the biggest presence in town with the Pershing, Fox Bassett, Country Club, University Cinema 4, Vista Hills Cinema 4, Towne East Cinema 4, and the Northgate. Commonwealth closed down the Fox, and built a VERY nice 6 plex inside Bassett Center. General Cinema had the Cielo Vista with theatres in the mall and in the parking lot. The Cinema Park Drive In was thriving, as well as the Ascarate DI, and Fiesta DI.
It's been a while since I have been to El Paso, but I've heard the only theatres of these left are the Montwood, and Fiesta Drive In!
Quite a few theatres had already gone by the time I made it to El Paso, and many more have appeared since I left.
Which theatres did you like the best, or go to the most often?