Biscayne III Theatre

301 North Stadium Boulevard,
Columbia, MO 65201

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Originally opened as the triple screen Jerry Lewis Cinemas at the Biscayne Mall. The theater was a failure from its opening with the showing of family entertainment. The theater management wanted to seperate from the Jerry Lewis chain in order to start showing trash movies and X-rated fare. The name of the theatre was changed almost overnight to the Biscayne III Theatre to seperate it from the Jerry Lewis chain.

With the expansion of the video market and trash movies dropping off in business, the Biscayne’s business also slowed down. Mainstream movies went over well at the Biscayne until the opening of the four screen at the Columbia Mall.

The Dickinson Theatres had taken over the operations of the Biscayne and dropped the prices to $1.50, but finally closed the theater in the summer of 1998.

Contributed by ChuckVanBibber

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MarkInTX
MarkInTX on August 30, 2004 at 6:16 am

The Biscayne actually stayed a first-run theater until the summer of 1992, when it became a second-run a few weeks after Dickinson opened the Forum 8.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

So they closed a nice Jerry Lewis Theatre to peddle TRASH..Smart.Lame excuse.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

There is additional information about the theater and several pictures of it on its page at CinemaTour.

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