AMC Crestwood Plaza 10

248 Crestwood Plaza,
Crestwood, MO 63126

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm

An article in the 12/17/1985 St Louis Post-Dispatch detailed Mid-America’s sale first to RKO then to AMC shortly thereafter. This was one of Mid-America’s theatres that was under construction, ultimately to open as an AMC Theatre.

JAlex on September 18, 2019 at 6:50 am

Demolishment of the mall has concluded. Theatre should be listed as demolished.

JAlex on May 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

The entire mall is currently being demolished.

rivest266 on March 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

March 21st, 1986 grand opening ad in photo section. It is the first theatre in the area to be built by AMC.

oceantracks on February 15, 2013 at 7:01 am

@kyle Muldrow

No, Kyle I am aware of the other two theaters you mention. But there was a theater kind of overlooking Crestwood Plaza in 1965, and that’s where I saw The Beatles film. It might not have been a GC though. Only way to figure thisk out would be if there was microfilm at the library with movie listings for Summer 65 I suppose…. Could it have been an AMC?

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on May 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Wow…two weeks sooner than originally thought…So Long, Crestwood Plaza…and thanks for the memories…

DAL on May 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Please change status to “closed.” Last day of operation was Thursday, May 17, 2012.

JAlex on April 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

…and then there was the Sunset Hills I & II which were operated by General Cinema. A bit further west on Watson Road (Highway 66).

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on April 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

@oceantracks: I believe you might be thinking of the South County Cinema that was in South County Center. That theater WAS run by General Cinema from its opening until it was closed and torn down. Here’s that theater’s page on this site: South County Cinema

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Thanks, Norm…while we’re at it, the 66 Park-In was run by Wehrenberg, except for its first year of operation (1948), but it was still never run by General Cinema.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on April 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Kyle, you are correct. GCC was never involved in the Crestwood area. The Crestwood Plaza theaters (both the one in the food court area and the current one on the upper level by the former Dillard’s) have always been AMC. The Crestwood Theater up the street on Watson was a Mid-America house.

oceantracks on April 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

In fact, General Cinema DID own a theater at Crestwood Plaza long before it was an AMC. Maybe AMC built a new building in the place where the GC Theater was.

I saw The Beatles “Help” and “What’s New Pussycat” in 1965 there. I’m old lol

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on February 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Chuck, could you post the process you went through to make that link selectable? I’m sorry if I just missed it somewhere, but I can seem to find the right process on here. Thanks!

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on February 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Kavita Kumar of the Post-Dispatch said in her column today that the redevelopment plans for Crestwood Plaza could include a new movie theater with leather seats and high-end dining, along with a bowling alley, as new tenants as part of the redevelopment. A closing date for the current 10-screen theater was not mentioned, but JAlex’s info would fit right in with this idea.

Here’s the link to the story:

Does anyone know how to make a link selectable on this site? If you do, I’ll try to repost.

JAlex on February 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Informed last night by staff member that the final day of operation is slated to be May 31st.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Do you think it’s possible AMC would consider putting a theater at South County Center if/when the Crestwood closes, seeing how South County Center seems to be doing much better?

CSWalczak on December 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

I am surprised it has lasted this long, given AMC’s tendency to close older locations. This not a particularly attractive theater anymore and AMC has not upgraded it in quite some time. I think it is possible hat a new theater might be part of the new development, but except for Ronnie’s to the south and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac to the the northwest, that part of greater Saint Louis is really under screened. I wonder how long AMC will hang on to the Esquire.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

The Post-Dispatch just ran a story today (12/29/2011) that the Sears in Crestwood Plaza will close sometime next year (2012). It also says the owners have told many of the various artists who have been renting space in the mall that their leases will not be renewed in 2012. This can only mean the mall is going to be redeveloped, which means scrapped and totally redone. This also probably means this movie theater might not last much longer either.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

On a sad note, the parking lot you see in the Google image is exactly what the parking lot at Crestwood Plaza (Court) looks like most of the time. You can’t even go into that Dillard’s building anymore. What a shame…

JAlex on July 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Kyle is correct in his statement that GCC was never involved with this operation. It has been AMC since opening.

While on subject of corrections, it has been pointed out that there are no stadium-style venues; and, the 10-plex was not a re-do of the 5, which was in a different part of the mall.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I believe a correction needs to be made in the Additional Info section on the right. In that section, it says the previous operator for the Crestwood Plaza theater was General Cinema (GCC). I don’t think GCC ever had anything to do with this theater. It’s been AMC from Opening Day…right?

Please feel free to correct if I got that wrong…

Giggleloop on May 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

As of today, Crestwood Court (the current name of the mall complex) is virtually a ghost town. I think the only chain department store left in the mall is Sears, all the others pulled out a long time ago. And almost all of the franchise chain stores in the mall have closed. I was last inside the mall in December 2010, getting a Christmas gift for someone at Sears, and even being a couple days before Christmas the place was completely deserted. I guess with people moving farther south, & the remodel of South County Center, this mall is being abandoned. I’m really surprised that the AMC theater here is still open, because I can’t imagine who goes to it!

(On the bright side, if someone wanted to film a zombies-take-over-the-mall movie, this would be the perfect place to do it!)

JAlex on July 30, 2009 at 12:52 am

Even though the Crestwood Plaza 5 and the Crestwood Plaza 10 were in the same shopping mall, they were two, physically, seperate theatre complexes.

The closure of the Crestwood Plaza 5 and the opening of the Crestwood Plaza 10 occurred in May 1992.

Needy on July 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I’ve been hearing rumors that AMC wants to pull out now that this mall is virtually gone. I’m in agreement and I think it’s only a matter of time…