Manchester Cinema I & II

2 Manchester Plaza,
Manchester, MO 63010

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rivest266 on February 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

March 30th, 1973 grand opening ad in photo section

movieman412 on September 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Worked at the Manchester Cinema for almost 9 years and enjoyed every second of it. Saw many transitions there over the years. From a 1st run house to 2nd run house to $1.00 house. Awesome memories!

JAlex on February 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

After various managements and becoming a “dollar house”, theatre shuttered in March 1994.

billweaver on February 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I was an “original usher” there. Started at 14yrs old. The manager, Jim Barrow, thought I was 15. The very first movie there was Jerimiah Johnson, if my memory serves me correctly. It was a blast to work there. Wish I knew where all the other folks moved on to. Bill Weaver

WesternWatcher on September 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm

… “shows,” now shoes. (sigh)

WesternWatcher on September 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I saw many shoes here when it was a dollar theater and I could walk there from my mom’s house. There was a large grocery store in the same shopping center, so the place got a lot of traffic. I believe it is a dance studio now.

JAlex on March 23, 2008 at 8:34 am

Martin Bloom Associates credited with this two-screen, 300 seats each, cinema.

And to say “Exorcist” ran a year is a “bit” exaggerated!

JAlex on January 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Venue(s) opened in March 1973.