Northwest Plaza Cinema

500 Northwest Plaza,
St. Ann, MO 63074

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Theatres

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Northwest Plaza Cinema

Not to be confused with Wehrenberg’s Northwest 9 Cine, the GCC Northwest Cinema sat on a separate piece of property within the Northwest Plaza mall in St. Ann and opened June 25, 1969 as a 1,700-seat single screen. It’s sister theatres the Grandview, Northland, Jamestown and Sunset Hills were all twin screens). On December 20, 1974 it became a twin and on April 9, 1982 it was expanded to a four screens. On When GCC pulled out of the St. Louis area and the mall was remodeled, the theatre was closed.

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Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

PrezGAR
PrezGAR on December 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Found an interesting fact about this theater in an old issue of Starlog Magazine. A sneak preview for the 1980 Flash Gordon movie was held there in August of that year, with producer Dino de Laurentis in attendance. The magazine can be read online here: https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-041

rivest266
rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 2:35 am

June 25th, 1969 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

December 19th, 1974 grand opening ad as a twin also in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm

April 9th, 1982 grand opening ad for its expansion to 4 screens in photo section.

fpisarkiewicz
fpisarkiewicz on March 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm

I remember working in the theatre back in early-April ‘82 in preparation for that 4-screen opening. I was home from college on Spring Break and my boss asked me and a group of guys to come in and help sweep up all the dust and wipe down all the seat backs, etc. What I remember most is being cornered by a couple of the Union workers while we were there. They tried to talk us out of being there. They felt we were putting them out of work by being there. I also remember giving them a puzzled look while I kept on with my $2.50/hr sweeping task. Times were tough, to be sure, for both the Unions and for the starving college students trying to make a few bucks whenever they could.

Wcol
Wcol on June 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

They need a new cool movie theatre (cinema) at the new crossings northwest plaza.I think it would be a big money maker in that location. With state of the art lounge chairs. Be perfect for community. Also a new gym fitness center….

Needy
Needy on October 21, 2019 at 11:39 am

Would be great if they built a new AMC or Marcus theater at this location now that it’s been rehabbed!

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on September 8, 2021 at 7:50 pm

UPDATE: Became A Twin On December 20, 1974, Reopening With “The Towering Inferno” At Screen 1 And Walt Disney’s “The Island Of The Top Of The World” And “Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too” At Screen 2. Expanded To A Quad On April 9, 1982, And A 9-Plex On November 17, 1989.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on September 9, 2021 at 4:17 pm

The 9-plex was inside the mall when they enclosed it. This was a stand alone building out by Lindbergh on the parking lot.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on February 12, 2022 at 10:21 am

Oh, now I get it, thanks!

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