Northwest 9 Cine'

300 Northwest Plaza Mall,
St. Ann, MO 63074

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This theatre was opened in November 1989, by Wehrenberg Theatre. It was named the Northwest 4 Cine. In 1996 the mall was remodeled and the cinema was expanded to nine screens and renamed the Northwest 9 Cine'. Nice lobby and plenty of patron amenities and stadium seating in select auditoriums, stereo sound in all auditoriums. The Northwest was closed for a short time during the Wehrenberg bankruptcy but a new lease was negotiated and the the Cine' reopened.

It was closed in September 2005

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JAlex
JAlex on September 11, 2005 at 8:21 am

Northwest 9 Cine quietly ceased operation after the showings of September 7, 2005.

Incidentally, theatre began operation in December, 1989.

Wehrenfox
Wehrenfox on November 17, 2006 at 4:46 am

The Northwest 9 Cine closed due to many reasons. There was extensive damage done to the theatre due to a bad roof. One of the auditoriums had a huge leaking hole in the roof. The management (Westfield) of the mall refused to fix it. The theatre had very low attendance and a high rate of employee theft.

JAlex
JAlex on August 20, 2009 at 11:38 am

The Northwest Plaza 9 Cine was opened November 17, 1989 by Wehrenberg Theatres. This was inside the mall after it had been reconfigured into an enclosed shopping center. It was not a physical redo of the Northwest Plaza that was opened by GCC in 1969 which was in a seperate building on the grounds of the shopping center.

ahnnamarie
ahnnamarie on October 5, 2009 at 4:13 pm

i was a projectionist at the northwest 9…..it was never owned by anyone else other than wehrenberg theaters…..wehrenberg bought out all of general cinemas theaters in missouri…..on the west side of the parking lot was a four screen theater that wehrenberg ran until the inside the mall 9 screen was done….it was built on the old famous barr furniture part of the mall….wehrenberg closed it and no one reopened it…..it was closed due to the mall turning into a junk house, with no patrons….most of the large stores have left the mall now and it only has two anchors…..the mall is over 80 percent empty…..wehrenberg was smart enough to get out before the mall fell completely apart….

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Status should be closed.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on November 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

That status now applied to the entire mall, not just the theater!

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on May 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Personal note here: Although I went to this theater a few times in the two years before left St. Louis (1989-90), I never liked this theater nearly as much as the old 4-screen outlot theater. I’ve told this story on different sites, but the last time I went here was to see “Ghost” on a rainy Sunday evening. When I got home and turned on the 10 o'clock news, I found out there had been a shooting in the food court while my friends and I were watching the movie. Needless to say, I never went back to this theater after that…

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Can someone this theatre’s inaccurate info:

“Also known as Northwest Plaza 4 Cinema”

This theatre was opened in November 1989, by Wehrenberg Theatre. It was named the Northwest 4 Cine. In 1996 the mall was remodeled and the cinema was expanded to nine screens and renamed the Northwest 9 Cine'."

This is not accurate. JAlex, myself and others have corrected this info. in subsequent comments.

Marcel
Marcel on July 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I’m adding a photo of the actual 9 screen theatre that was inside the adjacent mall. A 1991 photo.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thank you Marcel!!! I wonder how many other theaters had you buy your tickets downstairs and then take an escalator upstairs to see the movie. I guess Wehrenberg (or mall management) thought that would make the theater unique…don’t think it worked…

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