Stadium Cinema I
510 Chestnut Street,
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The Stadium Cinema I was built in 1967 and seated 596. Located in the Stadium Garage on the first level facing the Keiner Memorial Plaza. The got its name from the Busch Stadium since it faced the stadium. When it first opened in downtown St. Louis it was the first new theatre built in downtown in more than 35 years.
It had an upstairs bar and restaurant that served the businessmen of downtown. One of the noted features that played the Stadium Cinema I was “Last Tango In Paris”. The theatre was picketed for the entire run of the movie. It mostly ran mainstream first run features with an ocassional art film.
It closed in 1982 with the bankruptcy of the Arthur Theatre chain.the Stadium pre dated most theatre in that it had a stadium style seating.
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