Granite City Cinema

1243 Niedringhaus Avenue,
Granite City, IL 62040

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Operated by: Theater Group Inc.

Previously operated by: STL Cinemas

Firms: Trivers Associates

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 618.512.9000

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Granite City Cinema

The Granite City Cinema opened on August 20, 2010 as a triplex. It is owned by the city and was operated by STL Cinemas. By 2020 it was operated by the Theater Group Inc. chain

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on August 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This article about the opening of this theater includes five pictures; click on the Images tab to see them: View link

It identifies the the architects as Trivers Associates and the builder as ICS Construction Services.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

In case the news article gets lost.

The theater cost $4.6 million to build.

STL Cinemas stands for St. Louis Cinemas.

The first 3 movies:


Anyone have more info or interior photos?

bbrown1 on August 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I hope the Granite City Cinema succeeds in helping to bring some much needed life back to downtown Granite City, which has suffered badly over the past 30 years. The first time I was ever in Granite City, in the early 1980’s, downtown was still thriving, with the Star Theatre, Washington Theatre, and blocks of open businesses, virtually all of which are now gone. Traffic was bumper to bumper on Friday afternoons. Now it looks like a ghost town. Not only most of the businesses are gone, but the buildings are gone too. I drove by the Granite City Cinema a week before it opened, and it is a beautiful small theater, not one of the ugly multiplexes. I think it is also the first new theater in the Metro East communities that border the Mississippi River (Granite City, Madison, Venice, East St Louis, and Cahokia) in probably over 40 years and maybe longer. The Nakeomi Twin in Granite City, which closed in 2005 was the last remaining open theater in any of those towns.

CSWalczak on October 2, 2010 at 4:45 am

The theater seems to be struggling a bit: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2010 at 2:11 am

Trivers Associates, architects for this project, also handled the restoration of the Moolah Temple Cinema in St. Louis, and (in association with the local firm Henderson Architects) the renovation of the Wildey Theatre at Edwardsville, Illinois.

RetroMike on June 11, 2011 at 11:08 am

The theatre officially opened on August 20, 2010 and not August 18 as mentioned above.

JAlex on December 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the city of Granite City will be taking over management January 1, 2012.

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