Shady Oak Theater being demolished
CLAYTON, MO — The 75-year-old single screen “Shady Oak” theater is currently being torn down to make way for a parking lot.
The town is saving its 4-by-6 foot sign that stood on a post outside the theater to possibly incorporate into a future project.
Closed since 2000, the Shady Oak fell victim to newer multiplexes nearby as well as a lack of downtown parking.
Several mayors tried to save the theater, and last year a sports bar owner had started gutting it, but the project fell through.
Read more in St. Louis Today.