Fox East Hills Theatre

East Hills,
St. Joseph, MO 64503

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The Fox East Hills Theatre was located in the East Hills section of S. Joseph, MO. It was running movies, mainly B-pictures and double features.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

Two references to this theater is Boxoffice Magazine items still available on the Internet both call it the Fox East Hills Theatre.

Also, it’s called the Fox East Hills in this news item from some web site called Cinema Treasures (I don’t know how reliable it is.) It says that the house began a 13 week reserved seat engagement of “The Sound of Music” on March 30, 1966. Apparently this was the Fox Intermountain circuit’s roadshow house in St. Joseph during this period. That means it was probably equipped for 70mm.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Thanks guys.I was going by the ad.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

Was this theater at East Hills Mall?

Open ~October 1965-~1990? Anyone care to verify the exact dates?

Owners:

1965-1973 Fox Mountain-Midwest Theaters, Division of Fox West Coast Theaters Corp. (Subsidiary of National General Corp.) of Denver, Colo. & Kansas City, Mo., Wm. H. Thedford & Daniel A. Polier, Co-Directors of Theatre Operations. In 1967 they had 101 theaters includiing the FOX EAST HILLS, in Colorado, Idaho, Illinois. Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

1973-1980 Mann Theaters Corpoation of Califorinia

1980-1990 Dickinson Operating Co., Inc. of Mission, Kansas, Glen W. Dickinson Jr., President, they had over 30 theaters in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

More info and photos are always welcome.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Thanks Bob for the info. I didn’t know MANN Theatres were outside the state of California.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on December 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Just following comments. Thanks!

William
William on December 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Mann was on the East Coast too, when they bought the National General Corp..

jasonmovieman
jasonmovieman on February 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Last movie I saw here was Deepstar Six, right when they were adding the addition to the mall. The theater used to be the last occupant before you went outside. Then, they added the addition which included Dillards and it shut down shortly there after.

MovieMan
MovieMan on August 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Dickenson wouldn’t take the new lease the mall was offering with additional screens. Late shows exiting patrons in the middle of a mall that closed at 9 p.m. became awkward.

Tp
Tp on December 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Please update the street to the East Hills Mall located at the SouthEast corner of Belt+Frederick i have tried to update it in the picture but was unsuccessful. The Fox was located at the SouthEast side of the mall. The current picture is about 6-8 miles souht of the Mall. location

Tp
Tp on December 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm

On Wednesday 27June1973 THe FOX EAST Hills Theater showed the MidWest Premiere of the movie called Papermoon with Ryan O Neal + Tatum O Neal. This was a big deal in St Joseph Mo this movie was filmed and produced in St Joseph area.

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