Cypress Village Theatre
11129 St. Charles Rock Road,
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Firms: Martin Bloom & Associates
Previous Names: Cypress Village Twin
The Cypress Village Theatre opened April 2, 1969 seating 1,102 as a single screen under the Fox Midwest Banner. The Cypress was the sister to the Mark Twain Theatre on South Lindbergh. A red brick building with the entrance hidden by one of the retail building in the shopping plaza. The theatre was located directly across the Rock Road from the North West Plaza Mall.
The interior was not nearly as plush as its sister the Mark Twain but a beautiful house just the same. The lobby had a large starburst chandelier against the ceiling wiht large crystals running along the starburst. The walls were done in a patterned damask material with a burnt orand and brown tone. The carpeting was in the same colors but had the Fox emblem in it. The concession area was a large center in the middle of the lobby. The box office was set up so that it could be utilized as either an outside or inside facility with the managers office directly behind it.
The large auditorium was set up on a sloped floor so that there was not bad site lines from any seat. The wall draperies werer the same color as the walls in the lobby and the seats matched. The seats were thick and had the rocker back style.
The Cypress Theatre was twinned in 1978 and when Fox Thetres pulled out of the St. Louis market it was operated a short time by GSS and then Wehrenberg. The theatre closed in 1986 when the entire plaza was torn down for a new strip mall and super-market.
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