Mark Twain Theatre
4532 S. Lindbergh Boulevard,
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The Mark Twain Theatre was the premier of Fox Midwest Theatres into the St. Louis market when it opened in August 28, 1968 with the 70mm re-release of Clark Gable in “Gone With the Wind”. The theatre was a beautiful large single screen theatre seating 986. The theatre was striking when passing it on Lindbergh Boulevard. It sat back from the street with landscaping and trees lining the front of the theatre. It had two large porticos that came to a point on each side of the theatre and formed a walkway from either side of the parking lot. The front center was all tinted class and the building was covered in white limestone.
A large spacious lobby greeted the patrons with a central concession stand. There were three aisles into the auditorium and the walls were lined with a gold drapery. The screen was curved and the theatre was equipped with 70mm. The screen was covered with Austrian-made curtains that raised and lowered before and after each show.
Located just down Lindbergh from the GCC Sunset Hills Cinema I & II it had no problems because of its size and the huge screen and excellant sound. The Mark Twain Theatre played “Star Wars” from August 5, 1977, and it played for almost five months.
The Mark Twain Theatre was closed in 1985 and a short time later was turned into a banquet hall that remains open today.
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