Springfield, MO – Springfield multiplex theater ends 20 year run with final films Sunday

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on August 1, 2016 at 9:17 am


From KY3.com: The curtain comes down Sunday on a 20-year run for a Springfield movie theater.

Wehrenberg’s Campbell 16 Theatre will close at the end of Sunday’s showings. The company announced earlier this summer that it would close the theater, saying it could not compete in a market with so many movie screens. There are two other complexes showing first-run movies with between 11 and 14 screens.

The theater will close with a little Hollywood fictional tie to the Ozarks. One of the last films showing is Jason Bourne, starring Matt Damon. The character’s back story in the series of films is that he was born in Nixa.

The theater will not stay closed for long. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced plans this month to renovate the theater and open next winter as a multiplex with a full service restaurant, bar and several movie screens.

Story link: http://www.ky3.com/content/news/388785222.html

ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at historictheatres.org


Comments (5)

serens on July 14, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Wow this is a great news. I love watching movies in theaters. Thanks for reporting this

sivagami7 on August 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Track and Confirm Your US Postage Delivery, Stamps lets you buy and print US postage from your computer Via USPS Postal Tracking

zidumahyk on December 13, 2017 at 6:19 am

Theatre is of great things because it attracts the people’s attention towards it when new film came. So it is said that Lipozene is making the people willing for certain films that they want to see.

hyleri on December 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

At this Sunday visit that theater to watch new star wars film. I am got the free passes after winning the write my college essay competition and this Sunday is enjoying the film with fellows.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment