Southtown Twin Theatres

Address: 815 Saint Joseph Dr
City: St. Joseph
State: MI
Zip: 49085
County: Berrien
Open: 1971
Capacity: 599
Owner History:
Number of visits to this page: 3853

The Southtown Twin Theatres opened July 19, 1971, with “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".

Architect Mel C. Glatz designed the theatre with 265 rocking seats in one auditorium and 334 traditional seats in the other. Donald White, president of Southtown Twin Theatres Inc., said no X-Rated films would be shown and Cinema I would be limited to adults to discourage the distraction of children. Cinema II would be for family films.

The Southtown Twin Theatres was sold to Jack Loeks Theatres in 1978 and when Celebration! Cinema in Benton Harbor opened in August 1997 the Southtown Twin Theatres became a $2 theater.

Called a dinosaur, the Southtown Twin Theatres closed April 23, 2000, with “Toy Story 2", “Bicentennial Man", and “the Green Mile".

The former theatre has most recently been used as a medical office. [Cinema Treasures Ron Pierce]

Info Updates:
11/29/2013 - Adam DeLand
I recall seeing it closed before having the façade redone. It was closed in December of 1999, and this can be proven because I saw that the lettering inside the closed building showed that the last two movies that were screened there were Toy Story 2 and The Green Mile.
Southtown Twin Theatres - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Southtown Twin Theatres - MARQUEE
Southtown Twin Theatres - 1975 DEC 6
1975 DEC 6
Southtown Twin Theatres - 13 DEC 1978 ARTICLE
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