THE HOUSTON STUDIOS BUILDING 707 WALNUT ST.
THE HOUSTON STUDIOS BUILDING                707 WALNUT ST.

Soundstage

The Houston Studios Soundstage was built in 1987 to serve the burgeoning motion picture and television industry in Houston.

 

The stage is 72 feet wide, 128 feet deep and has a clearspan height of 30 feet to the wood grid (which supports lights and scenery) or 40' to the roof.  There is +- 10,000 s.f. of usable area (see photos below).

 

The soundstage is served by up to 2,500 amps of single-phase electric power to operate theatrical lights.  It is fully air-conditioned.

 

The stage could be retro-fitted to serve as a labratory, manufacturing facility or bulk storage but its best use would be to continue to use it as a entertainment/performance venue/nightclub.  The entire mood of the place can be changed from day to day just using varying lighting techniques.   And its vast size and height to the grid allows creation of any entertainment theme.

 

A main entrance could be created on the west side of the soundstage (facing San Jacinto) which is in close proximity to I-10 and quite visible from eastbound traffic on I-10.  THE WEST FACING FACADE OF THE BUILDING WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ADVERTISING OR SIGNAGE (SEE PHOTO BELOW).

.What you're looking at is the biggest Cyclorama in the southern United States. But it could and probably would be demo'd for a nightclub
Soundstage with 50 foot Winnebago Camper to show perspective
VIEW OF WEST WALL OF BUILDING SHOWING IT'S EXPOSURE TO EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON I-10

FOR LEASE INFORMATION AND

FOR INFORMATION ON RENTING THE SOUNDSTAGE:

Contact: H. Milton Howe

Email:     miltonhowe@yahoo.com

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POTENTIAL USES

The 3-story building would make ideal office space for any business that wants large open spaces with a high-tech/industrial look.  Creative enterprises will especially appreciate the ambiance of the building.  Perfectly suited as office space for Architects, Advertising Agencies, High-Technology start-ups, a Downtown Medical Center, or support facilities for the Ballet, Opera or Alley TheaterIt would also work great as a Fashion and Design Center with showrooms, offices and common-use areas for productions and displays. Trendy offices for brokerages or traders.  Employment Agencies...especially agencies dealing with high-tech jobs.  Any of these uses could be complimented by using the basement as a Jazz Club/Bistro at night and sharing the available parking.

 

ALTERNATIVELY, a downtown Entertainment Center could be created using the soundstage as a Performance Venue/Nightclub and the rest of the building for Shops, Bistros and Bars to support THE MAIN DRAW.

 

 

 

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