Lake Cinema

Bagnell Dam Boulevard,
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Lake Cinema

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The Lake Cinema opened on November 26, 1971. The first day they showed “Half a Sixpence” as a free grand opening show, and the next day, they began showing “The Love Bug”. The Lake Cinema was originally owned and operated by Frank Andres, but by 1977, it was being operated by Mid America Theaters, under the (slightly) revised name of Lake Cinema – Lake Ozark. By that time, Mid America Theaters had reopened the former Lake Theater in Camdenton as Lake Cinema – Camdenton.

The Lake Cinema was located on Business Highway 54 in Lake Ozark, "3 miles south of Bagnell Dam next to Howard Johnson’s". I am not sure when this theater closed, but it has been closed since at least 1997, and the building in now used by a boat dealership. The Howard Johnson’s is now the Baymont Inn.

Contributed by Bob Brown

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jmiller
jmiller on January 15, 2013 at 6:54 am

This was a straight-forward Mid-America Theaters location. But, since we had a cottage at Lake of the Ozarks, and this was the main cinema there, I saw many of my favorite films at Lake Cinema, including “American Graffiti” and “All the President’s Men.”

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