AMC Crestwood Plaza 10

248 Crestwood Plaza,
Crestwood, MO 63126

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oceantracks
oceantracks on February 15, 2013 at 12:01 am

@kyle Muldrow

No, Kyle I am aware of the other two theaters you mention. But there was a theater kind of overlooking Crestwood Plaza in 1965, and that’s where I saw The Beatles film. It might not have been a GC though. Only way to figure thisk out would be if there was microfilm at the library with movie listings for Summer 65 I suppose…. Could it have been an AMC?

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on May 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

Wow…two weeks sooner than originally thought…So Long, Crestwood Plaza…and thanks for the memories…

DAL
DAL on May 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

Please change status to “closed.” Last day of operation was Thursday, May 17, 2012.

JAlex
JAlex on April 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm

…and then there was the Sunset Hills I & II which were operated by General Cinema. A bit further west on Watson Road (Highway 66).

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on April 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

@oceantracks: I believe you might be thinking of the South County Cinema that was in South County Center. That theater WAS run by General Cinema from its opening until it was closed and torn down. Here’s that theater’s page on this site: South County Cinema

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on April 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Thanks, Norm…while we’re at it, the 66 Park-In was run by Wehrenberg, except for its first year of operation (1948), but it was still never run by General Cinema.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on April 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Kyle, you are correct. GCC was never involved in the Crestwood area. The Crestwood Plaza theaters (both the one in the food court area and the current one on the upper level by the former Dillard’s) have always been AMC. The Crestwood Theater up the street on Watson was a Mid-America house.

oceantracks
oceantracks on April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

In fact, General Cinema DID own a theater at Crestwood Plaza long before it was an AMC. Maybe AMC built a new building in the place where the GC Theater was.

I saw The Beatles “Help” and “What’s New Pussycat” in 1965 there. I’m old lol

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on February 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

Chuck, could you post the process you went through to make that link selectable? I’m sorry if I just missed it somewhere, but I can seem to find the right process on here. Thanks!

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on February 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Kavita Kumar of the Post-Dispatch said in her column today that the redevelopment plans for Crestwood Plaza could include a new movie theater with leather seats and high-end dining, along with a bowling alley, as new tenants as part of the redevelopment. A closing date for the current 10-screen theater was not mentioned, but JAlex’s info would fit right in with this idea.

Here’s the link to the story:

http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/consumer-central/bowling-alley-movie-theater-among-possible-tenants-for-new-crestwood/article_a4b3e396-624c-11e1-85b0-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=story

Does anyone know how to make a link selectable on this site? If you do, I’ll try to repost.

JAlex
JAlex on February 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

Informed last night by staff member that the final day of operation is slated to be May 31st.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 31, 2011 at 9:19 am

Do you think it’s possible AMC would consider putting a theater at South County Center if/when the Crestwood closes, seeing how South County Center seems to be doing much better?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I am surprised it has lasted this long, given AMC’s tendency to close older locations. This not a particularly attractive theater anymore and AMC has not upgraded it in quite some time. I think it is possible hat a new theater might be part of the new development, but except for Ronnie’s to the south and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac to the the northwest, that part of greater Saint Louis is really under screened. I wonder how long AMC will hang on to the Esquire.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

The Post-Dispatch just ran a story today (12/29/2011) that the Sears in Crestwood Plaza will close sometime next year (2012). It also says the owners have told many of the various artists who have been renting space in the mall that their leases will not be renewed in 2012. This can only mean the mall is going to be redeveloped, which means scrapped and totally redone. This also probably means this movie theater might not last much longer either.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

On a sad note, the parking lot you see in the Google image is exactly what the parking lot at Crestwood Plaza (Court) looks like most of the time. You can’t even go into that Dillard’s building anymore. What a shame…

JAlex
JAlex on July 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Kyle is correct in his statement that GCC was never involved with this operation. It has been AMC since opening.

While on subject of corrections, it has been pointed out that there are no stadium-style venues; and, the 10-plex was not a re-do of the 5, which was in a different part of the mall.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

I believe a correction needs to be made in the Additional Info section on the right. In that section, it says the previous operator for the Crestwood Plaza theater was General Cinema (GCC). I don’t think GCC ever had anything to do with this theater. It’s been AMC from Opening Day…right?

Please feel free to correct if I got that wrong…

Giggleloop
Giggleloop on May 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

As of today, Crestwood Court (the current name of the mall complex) is virtually a ghost town. I think the only chain department store left in the mall is Sears, all the others pulled out a long time ago. And almost all of the franchise chain stores in the mall have closed. I was last inside the mall in December 2010, getting a Christmas gift for someone at Sears, and even being a couple days before Christmas the place was completely deserted. I guess with people moving farther south, & the remodel of South County Center, this mall is being abandoned. I’m really surprised that the AMC theater here is still open, because I can’t imagine who goes to it!

(On the bright side, if someone wanted to film a zombies-take-over-the-mall movie, this would be the perfect place to do it!)

JAlex
JAlex on July 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Even though the Crestwood Plaza 5 and the Crestwood Plaza 10 were in the same shopping mall, they were two, physically, seperate theatre complexes.

The closure of the Crestwood Plaza 5 and the opening of the Crestwood Plaza 10 occurred in May 1992.

Needy
Needy on July 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I’ve been hearing rumors that AMC wants to pull out now that this mall is virtually gone. I’m in agreement and I think it’s only a matter of time…

JAlex
JAlex on February 26, 2009 at 9:51 am

This venue has no stadium-seating.

Needy
Needy on September 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm

When did the stadium seating for this theater begin?

I wonder what the future holds for this theater now that the mall is almost depleted of stores.

Needy
Needy on December 17, 2007 at 3:44 pm

I used to go to this theater millions of times when I was younger all throughout the 1990s. In the 1990s, this was the grand mall for South County — especially because then the South County Mall off of Lindbergh was desperately needing to be remodeled and attendance wasn’t that great there. Crestwood was a very large mall and almost always had every space leased out. Attendance at Crestwood mall was always huge.

Today, a lot has changed. South County Center mall on Lindbergh finally went through a much needed remodel. Somehow around the 2000s, South County Center mall is the one to go to while in South County and Crestwood mall is now a dump.

The smaller 5 screen theater was located in the basement across from the food court. After a remodel (unsure of the year) the theater moved behind Dillards. The previous space in the basement became an Exhilarama game area.

Now that this mall is faultering, I’m amazed to see that the theater is still opened. Kenrick 8 down Watson has already closed. I don’t believe any screens here have stadium seating. I wonder how much longer this theater has left in it before it closes along with the rest of this mall. Only time will tell!