In a south side GULFGATE view we see the exteriors of the J.J. Newberry and Grants stores and the northern end of the pedestrian footbridge.
Photo from http://www.flickriver.com / "Flickriver PhotoStream" / William Bird
On the south end of said footbridge stood the aforementioned Gulfgate Cinema I & II. This venue opened in April 1965, in conjunction with identical twin theaters at the MEYERLAND PLAZA and NORTHLINE SHOPPING CITY malls.
Photo from http://www.houstonarchitecture.com /"Nena E."
By 1967, GULFGATE had been remade into a fully-enclosed complex; this in reaction to the new ALMEDA MALL, under development on a site 6 miles southeast.
Photo from http://www4.uwm.edu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Collections