Campbell 16 Cine'

4005 South Avenue,
Springfield, MO 65807

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KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on June 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm

A conversion of all auditoriums to digital projection is supposed to be in the works and completed by September. Right now, four auditoriums (auditoriums 3, 8, 9 and 12) have digital projections but only three of them seem to used most of the time.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

A picture of the Campbell 16 Ciné’s lobby/concession area: View link

Needy
Needy on March 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I always liked going to this theater when I was in college. It has a very large lobby, and always attracts a very large crowd. Theaters aren’t terribly big, but all of them are stadium seating. I spent many weekends at this theater going to movies.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on September 3, 2008 at 8:13 pm

The theatre will have digital projection starting September 5th. The first digital engagement will be Bangkok Dangerous with Nicolas Cage.

OscarGuy
OscarGuy on May 22, 2008 at 12:13 pm

For me, the Campbell 16 will always be a second-rate theater. While the stadium seating is nice to have, it’s very crowded. The smallest theaters are even more cramped and I’ve had numerous experiences where the projections either melted, scratched, broke, played without sound and other problems.

I avoid this theater whenever I can, preferring to catch a flick at the less crowded, more spacious and better technicals of the Springfield 8.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 2, 2006 at 10:23 am

This is a photo of the Campbell 16 Cine.

swdailey
swdailey on September 6, 2006 at 11:32 am

As I’ve posted elsewhere, the long delay in getting the downtown complex started has me worried. I hope Wallace/Hollywood doesn’t just build a cheap complex because it’s Springfield and no one will notice (or care). It should really be the showcase for Southwest Missouri, if done right. Hell, it ought to have digital projection even.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 9, 2006 at 1:06 am

Well, Wallace Theatres from Oregon (they have many theatres in Missouri) has been planning a 14-plex in downtown Springfield for a while now. It hasn’t happened yet. And you’re right, lots of theatres are better than Campbell 16 (Branson Meadows, Great Mall 16 in Olathe, Kansas, St. Charles 18).

swdailey
swdailey on August 6, 2006 at 9:54 pm

Hate to sound like a snob, but this place has nothing on the average multiplex in Kansas City. It was hastily remodeled to add stadium seating to all of the auditoriums about 5 years ago, and I have had a few experiences there which made me question the technical expertise of the crew. The Springfield 8 has a superior presentation. Someone like AMC needs to build a 20-plex in Springfield and show them how it’s done. Competition raises the bar for everyone…

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on July 30, 2006 at 6:07 pm

The theatre now has Dolby Digital in all screens. I feel they downgraded some screens, as before, some of them once had DTS.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on May 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm

The theatre opened on May 10, 1996, with the benefit the night before.

The Benefit Films (in which tickets were ninety cents):
Toy Story, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Mr. Holland’s Opus and a sneak preview of Twister

The Opening Films:
Twister (on four screens), Antonia’s Line, Barb Wire, Fear, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Substitute, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Birdcage, Celtic Pride, Homeward Bound II and Oliver and Company

The theatre made a killing in the Springfield area and would cause the closures of the Tower (which was on its last legs), Century 21, Fremont, North Town, Battlefield Mall 6 and Town and Country in a span of five years (1997-2002).

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 23, 2005 at 3:17 pm

I frequent this theatre for being the closest to me (ten miles away, though I also am beginning to frequent the Moxie Cinema, an art-house cinema I will add to the site). I’ve seen possibly 300 or so films from Mighty Joe Young to Walk The Line (my most recent film seen there). They may not have the best technical personnel (that’s the Springfield 8) or the best prices (the Palace), but I (actually my mom’s) have a Frequent Moviegoer Card and we get lots of points and the Cans Film Festival helps for a good cause in exchange for free screenings (and if you bring more cans, free passes). Plus they got two Dolby EX auditoriums. This is also the top theatre in Springfield, never having a problem getting an audience.

I will post more theatre info later.

donrataj
donrataj on January 7, 2005 at 2:26 pm

The Architect for the Wehrenberg 16 cine' in Springfield Missouri was Rataj Krueger Architects Inc. www.rkai.net for other theater projects.

JimRankin
JimRankin on April 29, 2004 at 6:42 am

Tour of Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas Theatres in 2004
From June 26 through July 1, 2004 the Theatre Historical Society of America will tour a number of theatres in Kansas City Missouri and surrounding areas, including theatres in Lamar, Joplin, Richmond, St. Joseph and Springfield, MO, as well as Miami, OK, and these cities in Kansas: Leavenworth, Kansas City, Emporia, El Dorado, Augusta, Wichita, Hutchinson, McPherson, Salina, Concordia, and Topeka. More information is contained on their web site: http://www.HistoricTheatres.org and special photos and information concerning the Kansas City theatres: UPTOWN and the MIDLAND is available on this temporary page of their site at: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/fromarch.html A glossy brochure about this “Heart of America” Conclave is available from the Society’s headquarters listed on their homepage, via E-mail to the Ex. Director, or via snail mail. Membership in the Society is not required to attend the Conclave and tour the theatres, but fees do apply as detailed on their site. Bring your camera and lots of film, for it is usually difficult or impossible to enter these theatres for photos, and some of them will surely not be with us in the years to come.