Northland Cinema

W. Florissant Avenue & Lucus and Hunt Road,
West Florissant Avenue,
Jennings, MO 63136

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Northland Cinema

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The Northland Cinema was opened by General Cinemas I believe in 1966. It was originally a 1,000 seat, single screen, but later split down the middle into a twin. The building raised in the front with an all glass front and brightly lit lobby. The concession was in the middle of the lobby and the color scheme was of orange and browns.

It closed for a while when GCC left the St. Louis market and was later opened and operated as an independent. I believe it finally closed for good in 1999 and was later demolished.

It was a stand-alone building located at the southernmost end of the Northland Shopping Center which was also demolished in 2007.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

JAlex on May 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Conversion to a two-screen operation took place in late 1976.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Another theatre that I practically “lived” in during the 70’s & 80’s. First movie I remember seeing here was “Car Wash” (of all things!).

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on January 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

How many screens did this theater have when it closed? I believe it might have had three, but I’m not too sure…

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 17, 2010 at 10:00 am
  1. Once Northland got twinned, it stayed twinned.
KingBiscuits on May 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm

It was three towards the end. Check the St. Louis Post-Dispatch archives (about 1999) if you don’t believe me.

JAlex on May 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm

In August 1998 it started appearing in newspaper movie times as the Northland 4.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

How in the heck did they convert that place to 4 screens?

rstriebel on June 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

It was only a twin. I was the manager there at the time of the twinning until early 80’s when I was transferred to the old Jamestown Mall Twin

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

GREAT PIC! I walked along that parking lot many many times in the early part of my life! Memories…

PrezGAR on October 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

The last movie I remember seeing there was He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword in 1985.I also remember seeing Star Trek II and Spacehunter (in 3D) there as well. There were probably others since it was the closest theater, but we would go to the North Twin, 270 or Halls Ferry more often.

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