NEW YORK (AP) — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.

Old movie houses were once a dime a dozen in East Texas. Over the years, many have been lost to fires and wrecking balls, while other standing theaters have faded from history and our memories.

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