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SMN48

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Jan 22, 2008
 


Two people put this up of Florissant in 1991. Some really neat stuff. I was wanting them to reach New Halls and Lindbergh, but they didnt get there. Not for the easily carsick hehe.

PS. This is vintage to me ;)
SMN48

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Jan 22, 2008
 
another one from dick weber lanes in florissant in 1979

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Valley of Flowers

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Jan 22, 2008
 
awesome. Anyone recognize anyone they know?

That was way before my time in Flo. Only been here 5 years now.
SMN48

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Feb 10, 2008
 

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I was able to get some more vintage pics from cinema tours. here are links to several theaters from Florissant that are no more :(

First is the old drive in theater that used to reside right off highway 270. Being kind of young still, I never went there.
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/9746.html

Next is the old Grandview Cinema that was also off Dunn Road. This theater ran until 1987. Correct me if im wrong, but this was at the same location schnucks is now???
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/11286.html

Last of course is the old Cross Keys Dollar show theater that closed around the turn of the decade, demolished, and is now the shoppes at cross keys.
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1031.html

enjoy!
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#5
Feb 10, 2008
 
neat stuff. i use to go the cross keys one when i was little. don't rememeber the other two. was the 270 drive in located where clocktower is now?
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Fatima wrote:
neat stuff. i use to go the cross keys one when i was little. don't rememeber the other two. was the 270 drive in located where clocktower is now?
yes
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Fatima wrote:
neat stuff. i use to go the cross keys one when i was little. don't rememeber the other two. was the 270 drive in located where clocktower is now?
Back in the late 50,s they play movies at Loretto Manor Park on fri nights. The park is at Mullanphy & Patterson.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
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<quoted text> Back in the late 50,s they play movies at Loretto Manor Park on fri nights. The park is at Mullanphy & Patterson.
When I was a kid, on Saturdays, Sacred Heart School used to show movies for kids in the Old Sacred Heart School building for 25 cents, and bag of popcorn for 10 cents. Circa late 50's
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Feb 11, 2008
 
I know it is hazelwood but what about the dollar show at village square? now it is where the bank sits
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Feb 11, 2008
 
One of my fondest memories of the Grandview Cinema was the stack of free tickets they used to have stacked on the courtesy desk at Bettendorfs on Thursdays.

If you were fortunate to have go to Bettendorfs on Thursday or early Friday you could get enough tickets so you and your friends could go to the 10 AM free kids show. They even had a special Christmas movie once. I forget the name, but they gave out **MAGIC** rings that were featured in the movie. We all thought we had real magic rings. But mine must have been defective because mine didn't work.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Many Moons ago wrote:
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When I was a kid, on Saturdays, Sacred Heart School used to show movies for kids in the Old Sacred Heart School building for 25 cents, and bag of popcorn for 10 cents. Circa late 50's
The teen town at the American Legion Hall on Lndbergh across the street from the old Steak,n Shake in the 60,s lot of kids up there on fri nights.Good place to be.It was set up by a florissant cop. I think his name was Mr.whiteside.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
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<quoted text> The teen town at the American Legion Hall on Lndbergh across the street from the old Steak,n Shake in the 60,s lot of kids up there on fri nights.Good place to be.It was set up by a florissant cop. I think his name was Mr.whiteside.
Went there a few times. Vernon Whiteside was the Police Chief at that time. That legion hall had a nice park behind it, that went down to the creek. The entrance was around where Bruce Drive is off Lindbergh.
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Feb 11, 2008
 

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I believe that the Legion sold the building to Valley Ford. Valley then built new and moved up the street. But when Valley Ford was at that location, they would sponsor Bear Wrestling as a marketing tool to bring people to the dealership. You could wrestle this big muzzeled black bear, the bear would always win, and pin you, then lick your face with his big bear tongue.
SMN48

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Bear Wrestling? Wow! I didnt think those ever existed.

I also remember Village Square. Another of the string of Dollar show theaters that the industry eventually wanted rid of from the "savings" people were getting.

One of the neatest things of that theater was the two theaters on your left by the main entrance, you could see the projection room through a large glass wall. As a kid, all the functions of the large projection machine looked so cool.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
The dollar show has not been gone for that long

My dad and mom told me that in its day the village was the largest cinema in st louis county.

My dad used to sneak into the 270 drive in where clocktower is now. He and his friends also used to smuggle in beer as well.

Fritz used to be an A-W Root beer.

There used to be a waterslide up across from cross keys and a small water park in front of grandview?

An old quarry at the end of new halls ferry a bit north of the intersection with Douglas which was a popular swimming hole. It is reputed to be haunted with access long being difficult to impossible.

Bettendorfs was bought out by Schnucks? Where was the florissant bettendorfs?
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Many Moons ago wrote:
I believe that the Legion sold the building to Valley Ford. Valley then built new and moved up the street. But when Valley Ford was at that location, they would sponsor Bear Wrestling as a marketing tool to bring people to the dealership. You could wrestle this big muzzeled black bear, the bear would always win, and pin you, then lick your face with his big bear tongue.
They also had bear wrestling at the america legion hall in 1957 at the first valley of flower.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Bettendorfs use to be where Michales is now.
orion wrote:
The dollar show has not been gone for that long
My dad and mom told me that in its day the village was the largest cinema in st louis county.
My dad used to sneak into the 270 drive in where clocktower is now. He and his friends also used to smuggle in beer as well.
Fritz used to be an A-W Root beer.
There used to be a waterslide up across from cross keys and a small water park in front of grandview?
An old quarry at the end of new halls ferry a bit north of the intersection with Douglas which was a popular swimming hole. It is reputed to be haunted with access long being difficult to impossible.
Bettendorfs was bought out by Schnucks? Where was the florissant bettendorfs?
SMN48

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#18
Feb 11, 2008
 
There used to be one of those Wet Willys waterslide attractions where the taco bell is at back in the 80s. Notice that steep hill that goes down past the drive through. i guess the waterslide by cross keys is where the lowes is today? All i can remember from that area prior is the wooded land you couldnt see past.
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Many Moons ago wrote:
I believe that the Legion sold the building to Valley Ford. Valley then built new and moved up the street. But when Valley Ford was at that location, they would sponsor Bear Wrestling as a marketing tool to bring people to the dealership. You could wrestle this big muzzeled black bear, the bear would always win, and pin you, then lick your face with his big bear tongue.
About the bad hamburger for 15 cents at Grandpa erbs at fee fee and lindbergh. 1965

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#20
Feb 11, 2008
 
I remember those waterslides. The one at Grandview was where the Taco Bell is now, right on the side of Dunn. I use to go up there and watch my sisters go down that thing. I was really young and too scared to.
I remember that drive in sign where clock tower is too. Dont remember the theatre though. When I was a kid that sign reminded me of McDonalds for some reason.
Grandview theatre and Vilige Square was where I saw most of my movies, and Jamestown. We werent allowed to go to Halls Ferry 14 for some reason.
I remember also JC Pennys being at Grandview with HQ, and was it Goldies??? at Village square, along with that DQ and the indoor village too.
Now Village square isnt so entertaining unless you consider getting a colonoscopy done or do business with the county. Either way, if you spend too much time there, your getting it up the ass.

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