Creve Coeur Cine'
10570 Olive Street Road,
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June 19, 1969 marked an important date for the the Wehrenberg Theatres chain. It was the opening date for for the Creve Coeur Cine'. The decor was Art Modern in style, but much more ornate than other cinemas that were opening. It was considered the 1960’s version of the movie palace. The lobby had a mirrored wall opposite a wall that was all glass. A Renaissance statue stood against a wallpapered wall. These all surrounded the central concession stand. Above hung an inverted pyramid, 500 pound, tiered chandelier with 2,000 Austrian crystals.
In the auditorium was a curtained wall that extends across the theatre. this unusual feature took over 1,000 yards of gold foil. The facade was of crystal amethyst imported from Ontario, Canada. This brownstone with slivers of purple was popular while the theatre was being built.
At the time that the Creve Coeur was built it was one of the largest modern cinemas in Missouri. As compitition from the multiplexes close to the Creve Coeur the theatre was divided into two screens.
In 1998 when AMC built a 16-plex a few miles down the road it marked the beginning of the end for the Creve Coeur. The theatre closed in September 1999 and was demolished soon after.
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