While not technically abandoned as it is still being marketed, The Holiday II theater as at empty over 10 years as it closed November 13, 2005, which is sad because we used to go to this theater all of the time.
The above is behind Kohl’s in Northcrest Shopping Center and was next door to the now demolished Bandido’s Restaurant at Northcrest (torn down in the past few years) and the Holiday I Theater on the other side, which was closed August 31, 2000, then later demolished. As an aside, an independent movie called “The Spell of 13” was filmed at the Holiday I theater after is closed, but before it was it was torn down, for around $13,000 by a local group. It is hard to find, but occasionally it will pop up for sale on
As an aside, an independent movie called “The Spell of 13” was filmed at the Holiday I theater after is closed, but before it was it was torn down, for around $13,000 by a local group. It is hard to find, but occasionally it will pop up for sale on EBAY. I probably would not have heard about it except our local library had a guest activity for kids in making masks and the guy had done the special effects for the movie. At that time there was one copy for rent at Family Video and we rented it. For being low budget, it was a decent horror movie. Spoiler/warning though – a woman is briefly topless so not something reminisces with your children if you might want to find it for nostalgia purposes.
The sound system was amazing in this theater. We took our son to see his first movie “Jurassic Park” when he was a baby and you could feel the roar of the T-Rex, which was the only time my son woke up while we were there.
I used to go many Saturdays after my son was born as children under 2 were free. When he was under a year the cool, dark theater seemed to always lull him to sleep and I would hold him while he slept and later when he was awake I would only pick kid friendly movies. When he was around a year and a half, he insisted on sitting in a chair next to him by himself even though I doubt he could see the bottom of the screen.
The only time he ever acted out there was when both his Dad and I took him to see “The Santa Claus” and he was so excited that he could not sit still and literally was running around the aisles until we told him if he didn’t sit still, we would have to leave.
It was at this theater when Kyle was around 3 there were some teen girls commenting on how cute he was and she said to me “Mom, can I go play with them”. I had to tell him, no, but this is when his interest in girls began.
As it has the old school style seating and not the fancy tiered seating or reclining chairs that theaters now have, it will probably never reopen as a theater, but other such locations, such as the former Regal Cinema in Georgetown, have been converted into a church so it still has possibilities for other uses without a major remodel.