Fox East Hills Theatre

N. Belt Highway and Frederick Avenue,
St. Joseph, MO 64506

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The Fox East Hills Theatre was located in the East Hills Mall in the east of St. Joseph, MO. It opened on November 3, 1965 with John Wayne in “The Sons of Katie Elder”. It was running movies, mainly B-pictures and double features. It was closed on August 9, 1990 with the animation adventure “DuckTales The Movie:Treasure of the Lost Lamp”.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

Was this theater at East Hills Mall?

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


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 4:36 pm

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

JoelWeide on December 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Just following comments. Thanks!

William on December 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

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

jasonmovieman on February 10, 2011 at 1:13 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 on August 25, 2011 at 7:54 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 on December 11, 2011 at 3:32 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 on December 11, 2011 at 3:40 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.

SethG on March 25, 2019 at 9:03 am

Needs to have the address and description corrected. Theater wasn’t just in a neighborhood, it was in a mall, and East Hills is not the street name.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2019 at 4:40 pm

St. Joseph Memory lane says the Fox East Hills Theatre opened on August 19, 1965 and closed on November 11, 1990. It had 712 seats.

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