Lindbergh 8 Cinema

7545 South Lindbergh Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63123

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

The Lindberg 8 was demolished some years ago.

StanMalone
StanMalone on July 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm

This theater is an exact copy of the Parkside 8, later renamed Sandy Springs 8 that GCC opened in Atlanta in 1987. This is the CT page for that theater:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14047

Compare the photos and it is hard to tell them apart. The independent that runs the theater now did the digital conversion and the place is still going strong after 30 years and four owners.

In 1988 GCC opened another almost identical theater the Hairston 8 in Stone Mt. just outside Atlanta.

Needy
Needy on July 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

What was playing before and after it was converted? Within a week did all 8 screens change to something that had been out for awhile?

rivest266
rivest266 on March 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

July 24th, 1987 grand opening ad in photo section. Wehrenberg opened its St. Charles 10 just a week before.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

General Cinema’s Lindbergh Plaza 8 was one of eight multiplexes designed for the chain by Port Washington, New York, architect James Thomas Martino.

Giggleloop
Giggleloop on May 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

The area where the theater once stood is now part of a small shopping plaza which housed (until March of this year) a Missouri Career Center (unemployment office).

JAlex
JAlex on November 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

Discount operation began in mid-December 1989, a month and a half after Wehrenberg bought the General Cinema operations in Missouri.

Needy
Needy on July 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

When was this converted from a first-run theater to a dollar show?

JAlex
JAlex on April 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

When it opened in July 1987 theatre was known as the Lindbergh Plaza 8. The first manager was David McCann, brought from the Northwest Plaza.

Needy
Needy on December 17, 2007 at 2:34 pm

I can only remember this theater as being a discounted one opened by Wehrenberg. I only went to this theater in the mid 1990s to see things like Casper, Beethoven, Psycho remake, and The Lost World.

Funny thing about the architecture, General Cinemas must have opened similar built 8 screen theaters in other cities as I can remember seeing a movie in Ft. Wayne IN and the theater looking exactly identical to the Lindbergh 8. The lobby and theater arrangement was completely identical.

Is it just me, or does anyone else ever think/feel that these discount theaters are not up to par as the “real” ones? I don’t mean to sound like a snob but I always felt this way about these second-run theaters….the pricing is great but it feels so sub-par…probably because I’m usually one of the only ones inside the theater.

This theater closed when Wehrenberg went bankrupt. It was completed torn down and replaced with a new office building adjacent to the Home Depot that’s down that way.