Town & Country 6 Theatre

2711 North Kansas Expressway,
Springfield, MO 65803

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Town & Country 6 Theatre

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The Town & Country opened in 1983 seating 1,586. Operated by Goodrich Quality Theatres. The theatre has a relatively small lobby with the box office located just inside the doors facing the concession stand. The concession area is built in a alcove with what looks like a hand painted rainbow around it. Don’t understand the significance. The auditoriums though rather spacious are really drab. The draperies that line the walls are supposed to be red but look like they were put through a washing machine and faded out. Stereo sound in each auditorium. It had closed in December 2002 and converted into retail use.

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KingBiscuits on December 23, 2005 at 3:53 pm

The theatre closed on about December 8th, 2002. It’s remaining films were moved to the Springfield 8. I don’t think I ever visited this theatre (My mom told me I saw Beauty and The Beast in 1991, at the age of one, but she never told me which theatre. I always thought it was the Springfield 8 as it would look really good in Auditorium 1 in 70mm, but it wouldn’t open until 1993), but I can understand why it closed. It was far on the North side, and I believe most Springfieldians live on the South side (in Nixa, the south side and the Campbell 16 Cine is much closer), and it was almost always the least visited theatres in Springfield and was known to be run down. If time travel were possible, I would love to see some movies in this theatre in the eighties (I can’t turn down a good eighties flick, like Back To The Future, Labyrinth, Blue Velvet, They Live or Evil Dead II) along with the rest and see also 70mm productions (it will make another comeback, mark my words).

swdailey on August 6, 2006 at 9:39 pm

It actually opened in 1983. Two smaller auditoriums in the rear had Dolby Stereo. Never did as well as Springfield’s Southside theaters. Today you can’t even tell where the theater was from the outside — the shopping center it was in has been remodeled since. BTW, don’t think ANY theater ever had 70mm in Springfield, even the Springfield 8 (which started out I think as the Battlefield 8 when Dickenson opened it).

KingBiscuits on August 19, 2006 at 6:51 pm

The theatre opened on December 16th, 1983 as a Dickinson theatre with Two Of A Kind on Screen #1, The Rescuers on Screen #2, The Man Who Loved Women on Screen #3, Uncommon Valor on Screen #4, D.C. Cab on Screen #5 and Gorky Park on Screen #6.

longislandmovies on August 19, 2006 at 7:30 pm

status needs to be changed to -closed

KingBiscuits on August 20, 2006 at 10:51 am

Everybody knows that, but Chucked here hasn’t updated that.

dewright23 on February 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm

When the T&C 6 opened, it did do rather well, at times out grossing all theaters in Springfield. I was an assistant manager for 2 years, and managed for 1, starting in 84. The reason it would out gross some theaters was due to the interlocking capabilities of the theater. We could run the same movie in 2 auditoriums at once. I remember many weekends with sell out crowds, and I remember a couple Christmas’s where we sold out all 6 auditoriums. It started losing business in the late 80’s. As far as 70mm films in Springfield, the only theater that did show them was the Century 21 (single screen). They played very few. I watched Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Aliens, and possibly one other but can’t remember which. The equipment was moved to the Springfield 8, but they never played any 70mm films.

JoelWeide on February 3, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Pictures of this theatre and the rainbow concession stand can
be found here

KingBiscuits on April 23, 2008 at 1:25 pm

The other two were Cocoon: The Return and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. And the Springfield 8 played five 70mm titles, Far and Away in first run and special one-week runs of Batman, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Die Hard 2 and Patriot Games in 1993.

Trolleyguy on August 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Status should be closed. Converted to retail.

darthbeaver777 on December 19, 2016 at 7:18 am

I worked at the Town & Country Theater from 1988-1990. I had fun working there. We had all the big movies and it was always busy. The biggest memory Ii had was when there was a rep from Ne Line Cinema out at the theater when Nightmare on Elm Street 4 came out and they where judging by the audience to see if they where going to make number 5.

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