Trail Theater for sale

posted by CSWalczak on March 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Built in 1951, the Trail Theatre is currently for sale. Its former manager hopes it might come back to life as a movie house, but redevelopment for retail may well be its future.

If it were to open as a movie theater again, Mr. Heye suggested the Trail follow other older cinemas and become a place for high-buzz independent movies from directors such as Woody Allen. But after mentioning it, he questions if that would be a profitable venture.

“I don’t know if the theater going public in St. Joe is the kind that’s going to sufficiently support an art theater,” he said.

Local collector and Trail Theater patron Greg Filardo said for it to function as money-making business again, it will take rethinking on both the owner and St. Joseph citizens' parts.

The full story is in the St. Joseph News.

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