Plaza 8 Theatre

2219 N. Belt Highway,
St. Joseph, MO 64506

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Plaza 8 Theatre

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The Plaza 8 opened in the early-1990’s. It is an eight screen multiplex and was operated by Wallace Theatres under the Hollywood banner.

It was taken over by the independent Screenland chain, and was closed in early-2014.

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MovieMan
MovieMan on August 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Plaza 4 opened as a Crown Cinema theater Christmas 1983 then expanded to Plaza 8 in August of 1991. Crown Cinema was purchased by Hollywood Theaters of Dallas, Texas which was then bought out by Wallace Theaters of Portland, Oregon which is now known as Hollywood Theaters. Plaza became a subrun in 2005 when the new 10-plex in town opened and is now run by the Screenland chain. It currently does not have all 8 auditoriums in operation.

NightFury
NightFury on September 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

This theater does NOT have stadium seating as stated in the overview.

NightFury
NightFury on December 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

This theater is at risk of closing in the spring of 2014. The current operators do not appear to be interested in purchasing the building from the owner nor does either party show interest in making the necessary upgrades to the building to keep it operating. The roof leaks, the HVAC systems are on their last legs, the bathrooms are decrepit, there are many many broken seats and torn curtains, poor sound, and the rest isn’t far behind. This theater is still operating with 35mm film and associated equipment, much of which was used when the building was built. All 8 auditoriums are currently ‘operating’. Such a shame, there has been a theater on this site since the ‘40s or '50s. This place could really shine up nice with a good overhaul…. It’s really a St. Joseph staple at this point. The only other theater in town currently is the Hollywood 10 at the far north end of town.

NightFury
NightFury on February 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

The land has sold and the building will likely be demolished by summer. End of an era….

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Google still shows the building still standing, but the accuracy of Google mapping is questionable.

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