AMC Esquire 7

6706 Clayton Road,
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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Esquire at night 4

Located in Richmond Heights to the west of St. Louis, MO. Opened on November 8, 1939 with 2,202 seats, this vintage Art Deco style theater was renovated into a seven screen multiplex. Retains vintage charm including an exterior ticket booth. It was closed for renovation in May 2014 and reopened October 17, 2014.

Contributed by J W Boone

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Take tons of pics & post ‘em when they reopen! God only knows when I’ll get back home to see the redo for myself!

JAlex on October 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Theatre reopens today, 10/17.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Seating capacity of the Esquire has been drastically reduced by the renovation. Photo captions in the article JAlex linked to says that the big, main screen auditorium now has 270 seats, there are four auditoriums with 100 seats each, and a screening room with 63 seats. The capacity of the seventh auditorium is not given, but as it has to be less than 270 the total capacity of the house now must be less than 1,000, and less than 900 if the seventh auditorium is small enough.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Wow. The room where I saw Jedi, Superman II, and Die Hard in 70MM is now only 270 seats. Just…wow!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Exhibitors have gotten themselves into a situation where they have to re-seat their theaters with bigger seats because they’ve made their customers' butts enormous by peddling those giant tubs of greased popcorn.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

Joe: The 2 upstairs screening rooms are 63 seats according to the article.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

That would make a total of 796 seats for the whole complex. That’s quite a drop from 2,202.

oceantracks on November 27, 2015 at 12:22 am

Does anyone have the dates “The Exorcist” played at this theater?


rivest266 on February 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm

November 8, 1939 grand opening ad in photo section. It was the Theatre of Tomorrow.

Oceantracks, The Exorcist played at the Brentwood, not the Esquire on its opening.

rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 6:33 am

February 4th, 1970 grand opening ad as a 3-plex also in photo section

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