The Riverview Cinema was a theatre located in downtown St. Clair’s Riverview Plaza. It started as a Jerry Lewis Cinema in 1972 and appears to have closed on December 30, 1990. It was still standing with its signage into the 2020’s used an office space.
The St. Clair Jerry Lewis Cinema was reportedly the first to begin building in Michigan with its groundbreaking ceremony on December 20, 1971. The Jerry Lewis circuit was a fast-growing chain of franchised and automated mini-theaters all over the nation. This location was made possible by the City of St. Clair’s 1967 urban redevelopment plan called the St. Clair Riverview Plaza.
That project led to the demolition of much of the city’s old downtown including the St. Clair Theatre which closed and its entire contents auctioned prior to its demolition in February of 1968. [Cinema Treasures dallasmovietheaters]