Town & Country 6 Theatre

2711 North Kansas Expressway,
Springfield, MO 65803

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KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 23, 2008 at 10:25 am

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.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on February 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Pictures of this theatre and the rainbow concession stand can
be found here http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=1157

dewright23
dewright23 on February 3, 2008 at 4:54 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.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 20, 2006 at 7:51 am

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

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 19, 2006 at 4:30 pm

status needs to be changed to -closed

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 19, 2006 at 3:51 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.

swdailey
swdailey on August 6, 2006 at 6:39 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
KingBiscuits on December 23, 2005 at 12:53 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).

princessannis
princessannis on February 9, 2005 at 10:17 pm

Before Goodrich ran this theatre it was ran by Dickenson.

tobdogmo1970
tobdogmo1970 on December 25, 2004 at 10:09 pm

The town and country thearte is now CLOSED it has been trasnformed in to a church for more information contact http://northpointnow.org/

JimRankin
JimRankin on April 29, 2004 at 3:44 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.