Brentwood Theatre

2529 S. Brentwood Boulevard,
Brentwood, MO 63119

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DavidZornig on February 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

1947 photo added courtesy of Eileen Prunty Bax.

rivest266 on February 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

March 13th, 1942 grand opening ad in photo section.

TheWiz on July 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I remember in 1973, the Exorcist ran at the Brentwood and the Ellisville, for quite some time. I was an usher at the Ellisville at the time, and was ask to “Help” at the Brentwood by directing traffic in the parking lot… it got crazy on the weekends. It was cold!

TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Nice looking theatre.

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Kyle Muldrow on December 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Never went to this theater…but it’s interesting how the black banner were used at this theater. Exaclty the same as the banners on the Fine Arts (Beverly) Theater. The picture of the Brentwood makes it clear this was still the case when RKO-MidAmerica, rather than just MidAmerica, ran the theater. Did other Mid-America theaters have the black banners? Like the Esquire or the Crestwood, for example? Don’t believe the Village Square ever had those…

JAlex on June 7, 2009 at 11:59 am

For its first 24 years of operation, the Brentwood was a typical neighborhood house. In 1965, when Mid-America Theatres was beginning its expansion, the Brentwood was remodeled (design by Martin Bloom and Associates) and reopened with the 2nd-run of “My Fair Lady” that December. The first exclusive first-run engagement at the Brentwood followed in April with “A Thousand Clowns.” Long runs were the norm at the Brentwood with “Midnight Cowboy” running 35 weeks; a hardticket engagement of “The Lion in Winter” running 34. Management changed to RKO Mid-America in 1984, then AMC in 1985. Not fitting AMC’s multi-screen pattern, they closed the theatre in July 1986 saying the Brentwood was “old and inefficient.” The theatre reopened as an indie (with $1.50 admission)briefly, from August to October that year. The final film shown was “Legal Eagles.”

kencmcintyre on July 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm

This is a small photo of the H&R Block building, however, the address is 2525.

kencmcintyre on March 11, 2006 at 11:16 am

As of 2002, the building was occupied by H&R Block.

KingBiscuits on December 30, 2005 at 10:29 pm

The old lady must have been narrow-minded, because it was a Woody Allen film and not a porno.