Paddock Cinema I & II

1002 Paddock Hills Shopping Center,
St. Louis, MO 63033

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rivest266
rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm

March 26th, 1971 grand opening ad in photo section.

PrezGAR
PrezGAR on November 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I recall only seeing two movies there. The Muppet Movie and Back to the Future. Other than what I saw, I don’t remember much about the theater.

JAlex
JAlex on July 2, 2009 at 10:07 am

Further research shows the seating capacity may have been 580 with 290 seats for each screen. Mid-America began opeating as a discount house in 1980, a policy which continued until the theatre closed. Like all the Mid-America houses, the operation was taken over by RKO Mid-America (1984) and then AMC (1985). After AMC pulled out (1987), theatre was operated independently by the same gentlemen that operated, at the time, the Kirkwood and Lemay Theatres. Theatre was permanently closed in May 1988.

JAlex
JAlex on October 22, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Twin opened 3/26/71. At the time of opening the shopping center was known as Paddock Forest. Each theatre seated 250.