Attractions October 06, 2015
These 12 Theaters in Missouri Will Give You An Unforgettable Viewing Experience
Movie theater experiences vary from old fashioned, restored theaters to newer theaters with groundbreaking technology. All of these theaters offer more than just your run-of-the-mill soda and popcorn variety. However, there are many unique, beautiful theaters that perhaps once showed films, but now are more like playhouses. For this list, I only included theaters who show movies predominantly. A few of them are part of chains, but there are also a few that are unique and housed in historic buildings.
I am also aware that most of these are found in large cities, particularly St. Louis and Kansas City. Most of the unique theaters in smaller locations had gone the way of playhouses as mentioned previously, and drive-ins were also not included, but a couple of them were mentioned in our previous article about
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1. Moolah Cinema and Lounge, St. Louis
Housed in a refurbished and remodeled former Shriner’s temple, the Moolah is located at 3821 Lindell Boulevard and is a truly unique movie-going experience. Enjoy watching the giant screen in comfy loveseats, or from a seat in the full balcony or stadium seating. Besides the main theater, the Moolah also features a bar and lounge showing old VHS films, and an eight-lane retro-style bowling alley with pool tables, video games and a grill. If you love the building, you can rent one of their 42 lofts, which run from between $700 to $2100 per month. For movie times, menu and more information, visit their website at
Moolah Cinema and Lounge
2. Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City
Located at 1400 Main Street, this theater opened in 2012 and features dinner, drinks, movies and snacks. They have special events such as Quote-Along nights, and Girlie nights. Entertainment Weekly named the Alamo the #1 theater in America and Wireless.com named it the “coolest movie theater in the world.” They offer cold beer, fine wines, and a full bar with specialty cocktails themed upon the movies currently playing. For prices, showings and more, visit their website at
Alamo Drafthouse Theater
3. AMC Dine-In Theaters West Olive 16, Creve Coeur
One of several AMC Dine-In Theaters, this location is at 12657 Olive Street in Creve Couer. They feature MacGuffin’s Bar and Lounge, and Fork & Screen, in which food is brought to your seat. Cinema Suites for those over 21 feature reserved, luxury recliners and in theater dining. They also have Sensory Friendly Films, through partnership with the Autism Society during which lights are up and the sound is down, and talking and moving around the theater is allowed. Pricing varies by show time and format. For show times, pricing and other theater locations visit,
AMC West Olive 16
4. Regnier Extreme Screen Theater, Union Station, Kansas City
This theater is housed in the historic 1914 Union Station at 30 West Pershing Road in Kansas City, and after a 2013 renovation, features the biggest screen in the region and amazing 3D. Also in the building are the KC Rail Experience, Planetarium, and Science City. For more information, visit
Regnier Extreme Screen Theater
5. AMC Ward Parkway 14, Kansas City
Another AMC Theater located at 8600 Ward Parkway, Suite 14 in Kansas City is the AMC Ward Parkway 14. Besides Coke Freestyle, this theater also features hot food, and plush recliners, as well as giant aisles. It only costs $5.50 for matinees which is a great deal for the experience, but get there early, word has spread since its renovation a few years ago and it’s very popular. Visit
AMC Ward Parkway
for more amenities, show times, and other information.
6. Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine, Chesterfield
This theater, located at 450 THF Boulevard in Chesterfield is part of the Wehrenberg Theater chain with locations throughout Missouri and in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. They have a Mega Screen that is 70 feet long, as well as a Five Star Lounge for those over 21 featuring plush, heated luxury recliners, table-side service from an on-call wait staff, full food and cocktail menus and reserved seating. For more information, visit
Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine
7. Springfield 11, Springfield
Part of the Starplex Cinema Chain with several locations around the country, the Springfield 11 is located at 3200 E Montclair and features Digital IMAX, online ticketing, luxury recliners, a game room, party room and an automated box office kiosk. For show times, prices and other information visit
8. Ragtag Cinema, Columbia
Located at 10 Hitt Street in Columbia, Ragtag is a two-screen art house theater that opened in 2000. They work in partnership with attached Uprise Bakeries and offers a food menu and drinks you can take into the theater with you. They have 135 seats with flip flop tables, and 75 luxury couch and comfy chair seats available. The True/False Film Fest is a huge draw (upcoming in March 2016), as well as their Couch Club and Guffman memberships. Visit their website at
for more information.
9. B&B Theaters, Wildwood 10, Wildwood
This theater is part of B&B Theaters, with many locations not only in Missouri, but also Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. This theater, located at 16820 Main Street in Wildwood features 10 screens including two over-21 auditoriums called “The Marquee Suites” with a joining lobby with full bar and food menu, and pairs of recliners connected by a table top. They also have the “B & B Grand Screen” which is a 56 foot wide screen. For more information and other locations, visit their website at
B&B Theatres Wildwood 10
10. MX Movies, St. Louis
MX Movies is part of downtown St. Louis’ Merchantile Exchange District and is located at 618 Washington Avenue, Suite 201. It is a three-screen dine-in theater and features a full bar and restaurant, ordering and paying from seat technology, and a café and lounge featuring local microbrews. For more information, visit their website at
11. Wehrenberg Theater at Eagles Landing, Lake Ozark
Another Wehrenberg Theater located at 1300 Barred Owl Lane in Lake Ozark, they feature leather, high-backed rocking seats with moveable arm rests. Open in 2013, they also offer snacks and drinks including alcoholic beverages. They also offer online ticketing. Visit their website at
Wehrenberg at Eagles Landing
for more information.
12. Tivoli Theater, St. Louis
Located at 6350 Delmar Boulevard in The Loop in a 1920’s building listed in the National Register of Historic Places. They experienced a major renovation and opened in 1995 as a theater specializing in independent and foreign language films. The Go! List in St. Louis Dispatch named it Reader’s Choice for Best Movie Theater and Best Place to See an Arthouse Movie. Beer and wine are available at the concession stand but they also have the Tivoli Bar with a full food and drink menu, Schlafly seasonal products, and special events and giveaways. Visit their website at
The Tivoli Theater
for more information.
What are some other amazing movie theaters in Missouri? Have you visited any of those listed? Share in the comments below.