Northland Cinema

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

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JAlex on July 21, 2016 at 10:20 am

Closing date was July 29, 1999.

rivest266 on February 29, 2016 at 3:55 am

October 22nd, 1976 grand opening as twin in photo section

rivest266 on February 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm

November 23rd, 1966 was a busy day for opening new cinemas. This one, the GCC South County and the Crown from Wehrenberg. Ads in photo sections.

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.

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…

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 May 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

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

JAlex on May 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm

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

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.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 17, 2010 at 10:00 am
  1. Once Northland got twinned, it stayed twinned.
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 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!).

JAlex on May 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm

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

plasticfootball on March 13, 2008 at 8:22 am

The Northland Cinema has been demolished. The whole shopping center, in fact, was recently leveled and replaced with a modern strip center anchored by a Target store.

JAlex on May 5, 2007 at 7:20 am

Theatre opened November 23, 1966 (the same day as its twin, the South County) with “The Liquidator.”

Initial seating capacity (as a single screen venue) was 1000.

Architect was Kenneth Balk of St. Louis.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 15, 2006 at 7:53 am

This place may still be standing vacant. To view a photo, go to, click on the map of Missouri, then click on the Northland page.