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I went to see the newest TMNT movie here last night. Being that Wehrenberg closed this place in 2000, it still looks the same, i.e. the Wehrenberg logo on the carpet, same paint job, etc.
I worked here when it started its slow down from 1998-1999. When Arnold 14 opened in early 1999, all Jefferson County residents didn’t need to travel north to see a current movie and that marked the beginning of the end of this place. To attempt to keep this theater going, any/all main or major popular movies were also playing here, whereas before it split what was showing with Ronnie’s (meaning those two theaters never played the same movies from early 1990s until 2000). It wasn’t enough and the plug was pulled.
When I went in last night, I noticed some changes. The two large auditoriums have a stage and these little rooms off to the side when you open the doors which was different. All of the main carpeting was ripped out and concrete floors were what you walked on in the lobby. Perhaps this place is finally getting new carpet? I guess they realized they didn’t need to keep showing the Wehrenberg logo on it! The 8 Cine sign on the building still looked burned out as it was in the early 2000s. This was the nicest SoCo theater back in the day!
What was playing before and after it was converted? Within a week did all 8 screens change to something that had been out for awhile?
Rest in peace Campbell 16!!!
I spent many nights watching movies at this theater when I lived in Springfield going to Missouri State circa 2000-2005.
When did this convert from an AMC to a non-AMC? Was this in 2001?
I was also wondering which building (that must currently exist?) was the theater.
Also, in an effort to help grow Westport back to the destination it once was, I would love to see a larger scale movie theater come back here!
Thanks for the dates — but can you also include the list of movies showing at each theater when they opened or expanded? Thanks!
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but there used to be about 9 tv screens in the middle of the main lobby (Chesterfield Galaxy and Arnold 14 have the same). They used to always show previews on those screens. Nowadays they put up a big cardboard sign in front of it that had the Wehrenberg logo.
I hate to say it, but Wehrenberg never keeps up with quality. This theater must be one of the next few that will be go. Sadly, I remember when this was a packed theater always.
Also, I believe it was Wehrenberg that bought out GCC in StL
I think AMC would definitely move in this area. There are no AMC theaters in South county anyway (or at least that part of SoCo). It would greatly help if they built screens that were attached to the mall. Great idea. And yes, this is very underscreened.
When was this converted from a first-run theater to a dollar show?
It’s demolished now? What’s in its place?
According to rumors, Walmart is thinking about building onto this site.
Keller was NOT closed in May 2000, it closed in November 2000! Someone please erase every thing that Chuck Van Bibber writes. Update!
Go to Wehrenberg’s site now, it’s not on there anymore
I went to this theater when it opened. It was pretty stable with a steady flow of customers. I never thought this mall was “doing well” but apparently it was doing well enough to open a large set of screens in the theater.
I can’t say that this mall…and probably this theater…is doing well these days, especially since Wehrenberg gave it up.
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…
In the paper today, it says “under new ownership” and it is not listed under the Wehrenberg logo. Upon logging into the Wehrenberg website, it also has no mention of Jamestown. Who owns this theater now? It looks like it is still showing new releases as of now.
I believe everyone except Chuck1231. He’s wrong on every post he’s made about every single theater. Chuck, please go through your old posts and edit them. Every user has pointed out to the fact that you’re wrong about everything
I saw My Bloody Valentine 3D here when it came out in January 2009. It was expensive (probably because it was in 3D) but I was very impressed by the new theater in the mall!
Great theater! Sometimes after going to many new aged stadium seating, it’s nice to see a theater that doesn’t have those kinds. I always loved coming here. Very very clean, and the seats that lean back are extremely comfortable. Plenty of leg room too, especially if you sit near the back. Definitely one of my favorite places to go see a show in Springfield.
I always liked going to this theater when I was in college. It has a very large lobby, and always attracts a very large crowd. Theaters aren’t terribly big, but all of them are stadium seating. I spent many weekends at this theater going to movies.
A very nice and somewhat quiet theater located in a very nice large mall. It helps that there is a curfew at this mall so seeing a movie at night is a pleasure since there aren’t tons and tons of teens hanging in the stores nor in the theater. I will be returning!
A very nice theater. Watch out for teen friendly flicks as we actually left without watching the movie we were going to pay for as it was very loud.
It’s hard to imagine – Olathe KS has a NEED for 30 screens? Very impressive nonetheless. I especially liked how you could pay for your popcorn and soda, get a printout ticket of it, and walk to an express lane to get it without waiting. Very nice!
I have only seen 2 movies here, Night at the Museum and The Sentinel. It was very nice although I was not used to it since most other theaters don’t have dining. I have been to the comedy club frequently as that is it’s main attraction.
I thought I heard from someone that they stopped playing movies here. Is that true? If so, what is that side of the theater used for now?
Very nice theater – one of the most impressive in the St. Louis area for now. This theater was the first all-stadium seating theater to come to St. Louis. Before this theater was built, only the largest screens at already existing theaters were converted into stadium seating.