Heartland Community Theatre

212 North Washington Street,
Clinton, MO 64735

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Heartland Community Theatre

The Crest Cinema, opened in 1947, is the only surviving theatre of the original five that once lined the streets of Clinton. It has an impressive two story yellow stucco like front with a rustic wood and metal around the poster cases one ach side of the entrance. The second story has a wood shingled awning over the center windows and wood framing around the upper windows on each side. There is a thin rounded awning type marquee with no attraction panel but there is an upright sign with Crest on it. The lobby is nice an spacious and brightly lit with a good size concession area. The auditorium is nice and clean but rather plain. Seating was provided for 612 as a single screen.

It was later converted into a triple-screen cinema, closing in March 2003. It has since been renovated as a live theatre.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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bbrown1 on September 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm

The Crest Cinema closed as a movie theater in 2003, but is being renovated for live performances by the Heartland Communuty Theater. You can see both old and new photos of the Crest at their website:


Trolleyguy on August 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Website link is broken. Info can be found on their Facebook page or by phone. Updated phone#: 660-885-6828

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