Grandview Cinema II

1625 Dunn Road,
Florissant, MO 63031

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Grandview Cinema II

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This was the first shopping center theater built in the St. Louis area. It opened as the General Cinema Grandview Plaza as a single screen theater in a small strip shopping center in 1962.

In the early-1970’s, it was twined and became the Grandview Cinema II. The regional offices for General Cinema were also located in the Grandview Cinema.

After 25 years in operation, it was closed in 1987 and later demolished.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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JAlex
JAlex on May 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Grandview opened October 31, 1962 with a subrun of “The Miracle Worker.”

The conversion to a two-screen operation took place in 1976.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Status should be closed/demolished per the description.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

Only movie I recall seeing here was “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

tofer
tofer on June 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

I remember going here with my first real girlfriend. The place had a huge screen, comfortable seating and an actual smoking section within the main auditorium. Before it opened the closest movie theater was in Ferguson. I remember seeing “Judgement at Nuremburg” w/Spencer Tracy & no one liked it by me…

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on August 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

Since this theater became a twin after opening as a single screen, shouldn’t the number of screens be 2 rather than 1? Just wondering…

jmiller
jmiller on January 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I infamously dragged my mother and brother here for the 1978 premiere of “The Swarm!” It was the day before our family was to head off on an RV trip to Colorado. I remember reading the abysmal reviews in the newspaper as we were on our trip!

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

@Jmiller: “The Swarm” was one of the most hyped pictures I can remember (there were full page color ads in the Globe-Democrat about 1-2 months before it opened saying “The Swarm is coming!”…but like you said, once it opened, it turned out to be an epic flop!!! Right up there with Heaven’s Gate as one of the worst big-budget movie disasters of all time!

evian257
evian257 on September 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

I believe a Taco Bell now sits on the spot where the theater used to be.

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