Sunset Hills Cinema 4

10925 Sunset Plaza,
Sunset Hills, MO 63122

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oceantracks
oceantracks on February 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

dscheifler….thanks yeah they were all memorable films to me so the whole evening still hangs around there in memory…..that theater was. A big one for me….so weird to think of so many places from our youth are now just memories…

optimist008
optimist008 on February 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Joe Vogel, Once again, many thanks for another informative back issue link. The great details that General Cinema took with it theaters still seems unmatched anywhere. I briefly worked for them in the mid 1970’s-Hartsdale, NY.

dscheifler
dscheifler on February 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Oceantracks, you’ve got a good memory. I remember seeing Paper Moon there as a kid with my family, along with most of the others you mentioned. I think “The Sting” ran for about a year.

dscheifler
dscheifler on February 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Needy and Kyle, the theater was at the top of the sloped parking lot on the west end of the shopping center. It faced west toward the parking lot, with the entrance approximately here: 38.55348,-90.413517

oceantracks
oceantracks on September 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

Hey thanks…yeah I think i saw all of those at Sunset Hills…..also “Westworld” and “Papillion”……popular theater back then….so weird that everything seems to be gone now…..

oceantracks
oceantracks on September 3, 2013 at 5:45 am

Did “The Sting” “The Godfather” and Paper Moon" play here when the were first released? My fuzzy memory may be playing tricks in me….

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on October 11, 2012 at 2:11 am

The former General Cinema Northeast 4 Theatre, in Philadelphia, PA, also had this particular design when it opened as Cinema I & II in 1965.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on June 19, 2011 at 5:31 am

I believe I read somewhere (sorry…forgot the source) that Wehrenberg wanted to keep and expand this theater, but the management company of the center would not allow them to purchase or lease extra space to do it…which is why Wehrenberg dropped this theater. Can anyone confirm this?

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Well, I was close :)

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 22, 2010 at 3:53 am

OK, I’m looking at Google Maps and the layout of the Plaza and Shoppes at Sunset Hills. I’m guessing the theater was where the Longhorn Steak House is now. Keep in mind I said I was “guessing”, since the theater was an outlot. Can anyone confirm/correct on this?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

Boxoffice ran an article about this theater in its issue of July 19, 1965. The text is fairly detailed in its description of the house, but the four photos are not very helpful. The Cinema I and II was said to be the first two-screener in the St. Louis area. The theater was designed for GCC by St. Louis architect Syl G. Schmidt.

JAlex
JAlex on September 15, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Final night of operation was February 26, 1995. At the close it was a $1-house operated by Moseley.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on August 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Needy: I believe this theater was located in the open-air shopping center (Sunset Hills Plaza? Plaza at Sunset Hills? Can anyone help with the name) at South Lindbergh and Watson Road (Route 66). The theater was torn down a long time ago. Don’t know what’s there now.

As I recall, Sunset Hills and Northwest Plaza were the strongest performers for GCC.

JAlex
JAlex on December 18, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Became a four-screen venue in October 1983.

JAlex
JAlex on July 29, 2008 at 5:25 am

Theatre converted from a twin to a tri-plex in December 1978.

Needy
Needy on December 20, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Location? What’s there now?

JAlex
JAlex on October 16, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Correcting my 4/12/2006 entry:

Opening date was December 25, 1964.

JAlex
JAlex on April 12, 2006 at 1:17 pm

Venue opened December 23, 1964.

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[Deleted] on February 7, 2005 at 3:45 am

Incorrect data again. Perhaps it was only another ‘typo’. Strive for perfection; it is attainable.

dscheifler
dscheifler on February 7, 2005 at 2:54 am

I believe the original opening date was 1964. Cinema 1 was twinned in the early 70’s, with the two new screens given the numbers 2 and 3, and the original screen 2 renamed to 1. The theatre operated as Cinema 1,2 & 3 until about 1982 when the orignal screen 2 was twinned, making a 4-plex. GCC was unable to finalize agreements with the landlord to add a wing for additional screens, and the theatre was doomed as the mega-plexes began to proliferate.