Pharaoh 4 Cinemas

114 W. Maple Avenue,
Independence, MO 64050

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Previously operated by: Globe Cinemas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Independence Square Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 816.836.9555

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Pharaoh 4 Cinemas

The Independence Square Cinema, located near the historic Independence Square, got its name from the same. It first opened in June 20, 1975 as a four-screen cinema and features first run attractions.

The building is rather impressive with the dark red color and dark brown trim. Canvas balloon awnings over the poster cases and front doors. Colonial style lanterns are on each side of the second floor windows with a large cinema sign between the windows and above the front entrance.

In around 2008, it was renamed Pharaoh 4 Cinemas and is operated by the independent Globe Cinemas company.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Aparofan on June 24, 2007 at 5:43 pm

This was one of my favorite theaters growing up. It was down the street from my junior high school and my mom worked across the street for several years. I spent a lot of time at the arcade that was right next door too. It opened in the early ‘70’s as a Mid-America theater. By the early '90’s, it was a dollar house and the owners weren’t keeping up with the upkeep. It had fallen into disrepair. Globe Cinemas bought the theater a few years ago and totally renovated the inside and outside. They renamed it the Pharaoh and turned it into a first run house again. Here are some pictures of the new exterior.

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It’s now a real nice theater that doesn’t draw the huge crowds the megaplex on the other side of the city does. It’s a nice moviegoing experience.

Aparofan on June 29, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Here’s a newspaper ad celebrating the opening of this theater on June 20, 1975.

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Aparofan on September 18, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Thanks for the plug Lost Memory. I go here often because it’s not too crowded and it’s a nice reminder of my childhood.

Aparofan on September 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm

It’s run by Globe Cinemas. Here’s their site.

They also run the Twin and I-70 drive-ins.

Chris1982 on June 17, 2015 at 3:17 am

Initially opened on June 20, 1975 by Mid-America Theatres out of St. Louis.

rivest266 on May 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Opened with four screens, not two on June 20th, 1975. Ad in the photo section.

ebhaynz on January 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm

I first went to this theater in 1978 or 79. Some of the movies I saw there were Superman, Dragonslayer, Porky’s II, and the first Nightmare on Elm Street. Nice theater, there were other choices back then such as Blue Ridge Cinema East and Independence I & II. My best memory is going to see Porky’s II the week before I went to Basic was a hot July weeknight, just me and my friends trying to think of something to do. Fond memories.

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