Shady Oak Theater being demolished

posted by danpetitpas on November 7, 2008 at 10:00 am

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.

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