Bridgewood Theatre

12158 Natural Bridge Road,
Bridgeton, MO 63044

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas

Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Twin, Bridgeton Cinema

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Bridgewood Theatre

Opened on October 27, 1972 as the Jerry Lewis Twin with Peter Sellers in “Where Does It Hurt?” & Tom Laughlin in “Billy Jack”. In 1973 it was renamed the Bridgeton Cinema.

A red brick building that was accented with six white columns. Had a small lobby with a small concession area. Due its location, the Bridgeton Cinema was never a success and closed in 1975. It briefly re-opened as the Bridgewood Theatre

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

JAlex on March 19, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Theatre opened as a twin, not a four-plex. One of three Jerry Lewis theatres that were in the St. Louis market, and the only multi-screen.

JAlex on June 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Theatre opened in October 1972 as the Jerry Lewis Twin and by the following May was being operated by Arthur Enterprises and had been renamed the Bridgeton. Arthur closed the house in December 1973. Theatre reopened under independent management from November 1974 to April 1975, and closed once again.
The checkered career of the theatre had is final burst of glory when it was operated by Mid-America Theatres from May 1975 until that November as the Bridgewood Theatre. House remained a twin its entire career.

JAlex on December 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Address in header should be 12158 Natural Bridge Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Glad it was able to stay two screens,Rare.

rivest266 on February 28, 2016 at 10:00 am

October 27th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.

MitchWolf on September 14, 2018 at 12:21 am

I maped it out… And it looked like it was a strip center that the cinema was in at b4 it became a office center with a surgical center it

dallasmovietheaters on April 6, 2021 at 9:25 am

The Jerry Lewis Twin barely got open in October of 1972 as Network Cinema and Jerry Lewis Cinemas would plummet toward bankruptcy. The theatre changed names in 1973 to the Bridgeton Cinema I & II decoupling from the Lewis nameplate along with a lawsuit from its franchisee in April 1973 closing at month’s end. In May of 1973, Arthur Management Theatres Circuit took on the venue along with the Lewis' Central City. They closed there in November of 1973. It became a short-lived independent in the Fall of 1974 closing November 28, 1974 and appears to have sat inactively for a year and a half.

Mid-America Theatres stepped into the lightly-used venue rebranding it as the Bridgewood Cinema on May 14, 1976 with “Jaws” and “Blazing Saddles.” But Mid-America found out what the others already knew - the theater was a dog. And after six months, they quietly bowed out of the former Jerry Lewis Twin turned Bridgewood Cinema on November 28, 1976 with “The Great Scout and Cathouse” on Screen I and a double feature on Screen II “The Groove Tube” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The building was remodeled as an office space for a grocery company. (Technically, it was never called the Bridgeton Theatre.)

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