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Earl Lynn Hubbard Jr., who was involved in movie theater management and promotion for 25 years, died Saturday (Dec. 25, 1999) in Houston of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in June. He was 69.

A longtime Buffalo-area resident, Hubbard, moved to Texas in 1979. He was a resident of Kingwood, where he was employed as a driver by Charter Behavioral Health System.

During a lengthy career in the entertainment business, Hubbard was associated with his late father, Earl L. Sr., in managing the Granada Theater on Main Street in Buffalo and the Boulevard Cinema in Amherst.

He also was associated with the Century and Teck theaters and was involved in introducing Cinerama wide-screen technology at the Teck.

In addition, he worked for several years as a publicist for major film companies, traveling throughout the United States to promote and advertise movies.

Born in Buffalo, Hubbard grew up in Kenmore. He was a graduate of Kenmore High School and attended the University of Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Faulkner of Kingwood; two daughters, Diana L. Dennis of Huffman, Texas, and Vicky Thomas of Kingwood; two sons, Earl L. III of Stafford, Texas, and Christopher L. of Brier, Wash.; his mother, Jessie of Vancouver, British Columbia; two sisters, Barbara Shaw and Linda Mae Moorman, both of Vancouver; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday in St. Martha's Catholic Church, Kingwood. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery, Porter, Texas.


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