Quad Cinema

5700 N. Belt West,
Belleville, IL 62226

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Previously operated by: B-A-C Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres

Previous Names: BAC Cinema

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BAC Cinema circa December 1978

The BAC Cinema opened as a single screen theatre on September 2, 1966 with Elizabeth Taylor in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”. It was adjacent to the BAC’s Skyview Drive-In. The theater could seat about 800 and was equipped to screen Cinerama, Todd-AO and 70mm films on its 75ft wide screen.

During the mid-1980’s, three more screens were added to the building, and the theatre became known as the Quad Cinema. In 1990, Kerasotes Theatres began to lease the four-plex, and ran it until it was closed in 2000.

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Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

CSWalczak on June 23, 2010 at 12:46 am

This is apparently actually going to happen: View link

kschneiderstl on March 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

It would be nice if they could tear down that godawful strip mall on the other side of the Skyview. Not only is the strip mall completely devoid of any cultural or architectural merit, the lights from it are very distracting to moviegoers.

Chris1982 on June 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Should be listed as demolished.

ptouchette81 on January 22, 2018 at 6:57 pm

So many memories of movies at the BAC Quad. Among the highlights: Titanic, The Beverly Hillbillies, Look Who’s Talking Too, Pocahontas…and I was even once forced to see one of the My Little Pony movies because my big sister dragged me along ;)

It had the best popcorn in all of Belleville, too!

MitchWolf on October 30, 2019 at 7:49 am

Added the grand opening ad of BAC Cinema from September 2nd 1966…. Played “Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf” on opening night

rivest266 on November 9, 2021 at 3:23 pm

4 screens on November 8th, 1985. Grand opening ad posted.

bodkin6071 on March 22, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Demolished in December 2010.

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