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When the Oriental Theatre opened next door in May 1926 a problem arose. Variety reported: “The Randolph street entrance of the Randolph Theatre, directly adjoining the Oriental entrance, is causing quite a bit of confusion. Absent-minded customers go to the Randolph, then howl for a money refund, claiming that they mistook it for the Oriental. Because of this the Universal house was forced to place a sign over the box office reading: ‘This is the Randolph Theatre.’”
I thought Mr. Lamb had died in 1942.
The address of the Airdome was 4236 N. Grand, a block and a half south of the hardtop.
Yes. AMC’s last night of operation was 9/3/2001 (Labor Day). Moseley operation began 12/7/2001.
Structure is demolished.
Not very often we get to see a contemporary construction shot. Thanks!
Week of Feb. 3, 1923 to be exact.
“…stagehands began picketing the theatre as there was no work for them.” Description has it a bit warped. Stagehands began picketing the theatre as the owner refused to submit to union demands to hire them as there was no work for them. Certainly casts a different light on the situation.
The ad notes it was the first FOUR-theatre complex. The first multi-plex in the market had opened in 1964.
Saturday, June 2, 1951 was opening night.
That Google map is not helping a bit. Where the Metrolink stop is was, some 50-60 years ago, where Natural Bridge Road ran.
Do we have a correct closing date? Description says 1959; the comment shows theatre operating in early 60s. And, is the 1930 year of opening correct?
Vindication is so nice! In 2005 I mentioned the theatre was renamed the Midtown for a stretch…and, boy, did I get trashed by the “expert” St. Louis historian.
So glad that someone else agrees with the 1936 opening which I mentioned in 2004.
Photo taken by the late Fred Beall. Somehow, however, it has become way out of focus.
Opened May 6, 1950. Closed October 14, 1984. Bloomer took over in April, 1952.
Description has the wrong opening date…theatre opened September 6, 1927. It was to have opened the day before, but Marcus Loew passed away that day and the opening was delayed in respect.
Perhaps someone in authority at CT could shake the THS cage. It is not difficult to come to the conclusion that neither group reads our comments.
Can’t we have a location given at the start of the story like they do in newspapers? As it is, we have to wait until the third paragraph to find a possible location.
Opening date was September 24, 1999.
Somebody forgot to turn on the vertical at the Fox.
Not the theatre in Overland, Missouri. It’s the one in Overland Park, Kansas now known as the Rio.
Yes, the “b” word is frowned upon. I refer to the sequence of About; Help; Theatre Guidelines; and Common Terms. The sequence begins at the ribbon at the top of the page.
What would Marcus Loew have to say….?
“A Night at the Opera” had its world premiere here on Nov. 1, 1935. Allan Jones made a p.a. opening day.