Hillcrest 4 Theatres

605 N. Belt Way Drive,
St. Joseph, MO

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The Hillcrest 4 Theatres were the talk of St.Joseph, MO. when they opened. With a city of only single screens it was an exciting visit to 605 N. Belt Way Drive. Two big movies that had long runs in the early seventies were "The Hawaiians" and "Two Mules For Sister Sara". The movie "Norwood" for some strange reason had a nice run there when it was pulled after a couple weeks in other cities. They did tie the "True Grit" connection with Kim Darby and Glen Campbell starring. Hillcrest 4 theatres also introduced twi-light pricing with low ticket rates during the day.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 25, 2010 at 3:06 am

AMC i think was founded in Missouri.

jasonmovieman
jasonmovieman on February 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Worked here during my high school years, from 1992-1995. Great place to work. However, it was so worn out and falling apart. Great memories!

MovieMan
MovieMan on August 28, 2011 at 2:36 am

Hillcrest 4 closed in December 1999. The correct address is 617 N. Belt Highway (it is on the odd number side). As to the earlier comments, Richard Durwood owned Crown Cinema Corp. including the Hillcrest. His brother Stan Durwood was AMC. Both companies were officed in Kansas City. Crown Cinema operated from the VFW building.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on April 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

In 1977, the Hillcrest 4 hosted the “world premiere” of the super cheesy movie “Supervan” (the movie had been filmed in the area).

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