Village Square 6

100 Village Square Shop Center,
Hazelwood, MO 63042

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Mid-America Cinema Corp., RKO

Firms: Martin Bloom & Associates

Previous Names: Village Theatre, Village Square Theatre

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Village Square 6

The Village Theatre opened by Mid-America Cinema Corp. on March 25, 1966 as a single-screen house seating 1,150. In October 1980 it was triplexed. RKO took over in April 1984 and it was enlarged to six screens in June 1985. AMC took over in December 1985

A very striking building built in all dark red and black brick and black overhang all around the theatre. The interior of the theatre was lined with wallpaper with a red velvet pattern running all through it. It was a great theatre and did a fair share of the business even on its last day on August 10, 2001.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 9, 2005 at 9:29 am

Several facts wrong here…I don’t claim to know everything, but I’ll share what I’m positive about:

Village Square did not open in 1984. I don’t know exactly when it opened, but I remember seeing ads for it in the newspapers in the 1970s. It was a 3-screener as early as 1976, and possibly even before that. I don’t know exactly when it went to 6 screens, but it was never run by Wehrenberg. When Mid-America went under, the theater became part of RKO-MidAmerica around 1984. A short time later (1986, I believe), whatever RKO theaters were left were bought by AMC. Village Square became a dollar show somewhere around this time and flourished. I went there with my friends many times on a Saturday night and that place was jumping!! The line would go all the way around the theater. AMC tried to have Village Square show first run movies at a first run price around 1990, but changed it back to a dollar show after only a few months. I believe Village Square stayed as a discount house until it was closed in 2001 and demolished in 2002 (source:

And in case anyone is wondering, the Village Square Shopping Center is at Lindbergh and I-270, not far from Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas, where I used to work).

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 21, 2005 at 9:34 pm

I second Kyle’s comments. The first time I went to this theatre was in 1981…3 years before Mr. Van Bibber’s inaccurate opening date above.

It was always a Mid-America/RKO/AMC and never a Wehrenberg.

JAlex on March 13, 2007 at 6:16 pm

Theatre opened March 25, 1966 as the VILLAGE and as a subrun house. At that time the capacity was 1150.

Architectural credit given to Martin Bloom & Associates.

JAlex on October 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The expansion to three auditoriums took place in October 1980. According to Variety the additions seated 600 and 400 respectively.

JAlex on February 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

The opening of six-screen re-configuration was in June 1985.

Colonel Chrome
Colonel Chrome on October 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

The first movie I recall seeing there was Return of the Jedi, in May of 1983. The last movie I saw there was Sgt Bilko, in early 1996.

rivest266 on February 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

March 25th, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266 on March 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm

June 21st, 1985 grand opening ad as a 6-plex in photo section. It was an RKO-Mid-America theatre. 3 screens in late 1980.

50sSNIPES on April 8, 2024 at 5:14 pm

First operated by Mid-America Theaters, later by RKO in April 1984, and finally AMC in December 1985. It was last known as Village Square 6 and closed on August 10, 2001.

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