Paddock Cinema I & II

1002 Paddock Hills Shopping Center,
St. Louis, MO 63033

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

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Paddock Cinema I & II

Opened in March 26, 1971 by Mid-America Cinema Corp. This theatre was a carbon copy of all the twin cinemas that Mid America built. The box office was to the right of the entrance, the concession was directly behind the box office and the left of the lobby were both auditoriums. Each auditorium seated 250.

Like the other Mid-America theatres the same color scheme of red, brown and gold. They did have comfortable seats and the sound was always good at the Paddock Cinema I & II. The Paddock Cinema I & II was taken over by RKO in April 1984. It was taken over by AMC in December 1985 and closed in 1989. It is not part of the retail that is in the Paddock Hills Shopping center.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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JAlex
JAlex on October 22, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Twin opened 3/26/71. At the time of opening the shopping center was known as Paddock Forest. Each theatre seated 250.

JAlex
JAlex on July 2, 2009 at 10:07 am

Further research shows the seating capacity may have been 580 with 290 seats for each screen. Mid-America began opeating as a discount house in 1980, a policy which continued until the theatre closed. Like all the Mid-America houses, the operation was taken over by RKO Mid-America (1984) and then AMC (1985). After AMC pulled out (1987), theatre was operated independently by the same gentlemen that operated, at the time, the Kirkwood and Lemay Theatres. Theatre was permanently closed in May 1988.

Colonel Chrome
Colonel Chrome on November 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I recall only seeing two movies there. The Muppet Movie and Back to the Future. Other than what I saw, I don’t remember much about the theater.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm

March 26th, 1971 grand opening ad in photo section.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on April 8, 2024 at 2:01 pm

The theater needs to be added in the Mid-America Cinema Corp. previously-operated list.

RKO took over the theater in April 1984 following Mid-America‚Äôs purchase but it didn’t last long. AMC took over the theater in December 1985 after the Mid-America chain was sold.

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