Mall 4 Theatres

2300 Bernadette Drive No. 15,
Columbia, MO 65203

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp., Crown Cinema Corporation, Hollywood Theaters

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Mall Theatres

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Mall 4 Theatres

This 4-screen theatre was located in the Columbia Mall. The Mall Theatres was part of the Commonwealth Theatres Corp. chain. It opened on February 27, 1986, the following day after Commonwealth Amusement Co. closed the Uptown Theatre in downtown Columbia.

The theatre opened with the second phase of the mall’s construction. It was closed on August 30, 2000.

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MarkInTX on September 6, 2004 at 11:47 pm

Commonwealth never controlled the Biscayne. It was a Dickinson Theater until it closed in 1998. The two theaters never ran the same movies, so they weren’t in direct competition, and since Columbia was fairly under screened between 1986 and 1992 (when the Forum 8 opened), there was plenty of product to go around.

The Biscayne (and the entire Biscayne Mall) had been going downhill for years, but what was the final nail in the coffin was Hollywood’s decision to turn the Mall into a dollar theater in 1998 (about six months after the Hollywood Stadium 14 opened). Since the two movies, for the first time, were playing the same movies, audiences naturally preferred the nicer, newer Mall to the rundown Biscayne.

Ironically, only a couple years later, the Mall 4 was evicted in order to make way for Columbia’s first Barnes & Noble, leaving the college town with no second-run theaters.

50sSNIPES on March 12, 2023 at 9:09 am

Opened on February 26, 1986, same day the Uptown Theatre closed its doors. The Columbia Mall 4 closed in 2000.

50sSNIPES on January 9, 2024 at 11:39 am

Incorrect. The theater actually closed on August 30, 2000 with “Gladiator” at Screen 1, “Me, Myself, & Irene” at Screen 2, “Frequency” at Screen 3, and “Big Momma’s House” at Screen 4.

50sSNIPES on March 14, 2024 at 5:20 pm

Last operated by Hollywood Theaters.

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