North Town 4 Cinemas

1923 E. Kearney Street,
Springfield, MO 65803

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Front of the Theater

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Contributed by michael hollings

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tstewart
tstewart on April 15, 2006 at 4:34 pm

This theater opened in the 80’s as a three screen theater. Later a fourth screen was added and the name was changed. Dickinson Theaters later closed the theater down because business was rather slow.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on May 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm

This theatre showed E.T. for an amazing 53 weeks in 1982-1983. The final week had screenings for a dollar.

I remember going here for a showing of “Leave It To Beaver” when I was seven in 1997, when the theatre was on its last legs as a second-run theatre. I remember they actually had Mr. Pibb instead of Dr. Pepper (in an area dominated by Dr. Pepper)!

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on June 17, 2006 at 8:29 pm

The area is has been closed since 1998. Since then, it was used for screenings for a couple of the Cinemagic (the name may be wrong) festivals (the name has since changed and the main screening venue is the wonderful Moxie Cinema downtown) but other than that, it’s been vacant like most of the dead North Town Mall.

swdailey
swdailey on July 23, 2006 at 10:45 am

A friend and I nearly killed ourselves driving to the North Town (in a driving rainstorm) to see “Altered States” when it was first out. The fourth auditorium had just been added and it was an attraction because it was one of the first theaters in the area with Dolby Stereo. When the Town & Country 6 opened in 1983 both theaters suffered. The North Town mall now stands mostly deserted although rumors have persisted for years that Wal-Mart might built a Super Center on the site.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 7, 2006 at 8:14 pm

The theatre opened June 22nd, 1979 with Players on Auditorium #1, Rocky II on Auditorium #2 and Prophecy on Auditorium #3. I was looking on microfilm and the fourth auditorium had not been added when Altered States opened. In fact, at the end of the E.T. run I mentioned, it was still three screens.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 14, 2006 at 11:34 pm

The theatre opened its fourth auditorium on June 10th, 1983, the day after its 52 (it wasn’t 53) week run on E.T. ended. Flashdance was shown in the auditorium.

The theatre opened as a Dubinsky theatre and became a Dickinson theatre on December 2nd, 1983.

aphantasm
aphantasm on July 25, 2007 at 7:52 am

This theater, along with North Town Mall, is about to be demolished by Wal-Mart in preperation for building a Supercenter on the property.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on July 26, 2007 at 2:03 am

Just what we need, another Supercenter. Wal-Mart sucks the big one (this means everything about them).

cpusuesmom
cpusuesmom on September 18, 2007 at 3:25 pm

the north town 4 cinemas along with the north town mall were demolished in september of 2007 to make way for a new walmart supercenter.

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