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Gregorgeous commented about Twin City Cinema on May 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Kyle Muldrow is correct, it should definitely be 416 South Truman Boulevard. It was on the east side of S. Truman, directly across from the shopping center. I saw a few movies there in the late ‘70s/early '80s, including “Deathtrap” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Gregorgeous commented about Creve Coeur Cine' on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The Creve Coeur was an awesome place to see the biggest films in the late ‘70s and early '80s.

There’s a flashback scene on an episode of “The Simpsons” where Homer walks out of “The Empire Strikes Back” and spoils the ending for the line of people waiting for the next show. That actually happened as some friends and I were coming out of the Creve Coeur on opening weekend. (I swear it wasn’t us!) We were walking to our car when we heard some jerk behind us deliberately yell at the line of waiting people, “Hey everybody! Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s dad!” We then heard someone in the line yell, “You son of a b——!!” We got to our car and got out as quick as we could before a riot could start.

I also have a vivid memory of going with two girlfriends together to the Creve Coeur to see “Alien.” It had just opened, we’d only seen the vague TV commercial and knew nothing about the movie. I was so freaked out by the movie, the two girls had to help me walk out of the theater. We got to the car, got in, then sat there without speaking for a moment. Then I dazedly suggested going somewhere for a bite to eat, and the girl in the back seat said, “Someplace well lit.”