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JAlex commented about Missouri Theatre on Feb 27, 2017 at 8:44 am

March 2nd to 8th, 1929.

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JAlex commented about Hi-Pointe Theater on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

Theatre didn’t become part of the St. Louis Amusement chain until 1926, four years after opening.

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JAlex commented about Victory Theatre on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

The last ad I’ve spotted for the Victory was in February, 1972.

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JAlex commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

Astonishing that not a single photo of the interior appears on the photo page.

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JAlex commented about Jersey City, NJ - An Inside Look At The Stanley Theater’s Celestial Restoration on Jan 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

When the Stanley opened in 1928 there was no Radio City (Music Hall)!

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JAlex commented about Wilson Theatre on Jan 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

Theatre located at 1417 Cass. Earliest reference found was in 1916 as the ACME. In 1922 it was known as the WILSON. Last reference found for being open was in 1929 and known as the COLONIAL. Seating capacity of 283.

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JAlex commented about Warrens Theatre on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

Not similar to the (Loew’s) State in St. Louis, which was designed by Thomas Lamb. I saw many films at this theatre, from “Arena” to “Autopsy.”

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JAlex commented about Overland Theatre on Dec 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm

The theatre was demolished years ago. The building which so many believe was the theatre is/was immediately to the north of the theatre. The parking lot to the right of the mistaken theatre is the site of the theatre building.

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JAlex commented about Empress Theatre on Dec 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

“This Is It” turned out to be the final public theatrical use of the theatre. The production ran from 2/7 to 2/12, 1956. After this, the house was subleased to a Theatre and Television school, which soon folded. After this the theatre was used as a revival church for a number of years. Theatre was demolished in fall of 1970.

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JAlex commented about Salisbury Theatre on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

The church has moved on. The paint is peeling from the bricks. It would seem to be a matter of time….

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JAlex commented about Lee Theater on Nov 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

Checked out yesterday, the building continues to stand.

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JAlex commented about Bridge Theatre on Nov 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

Checked out yesterday…there is evidence of a fire around one of the former front windows, but the structure remains. The tree, however, is gone.

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JAlex commented about Grand Follies Theatre on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

The theatre was the GRAND, once known as the GRAND OPERA HOUSE. The “Grand Follies” was the name of the show presented.

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JAlex commented about Pageant Theatre on Oct 24, 2016 at 9:14 am

The last ad I’ve seen for the Pageant was that of January 7, 1968, a double bill of “The Hills Ran Red” and “Island of Terror.” A demolition permit for the structure was issued in 1975.

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JAlex commented about Columbia Theater on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Unfortunately this is an ad for the Columbia Theatre downtown, not the one on The Hill.

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JAlex commented about Loew's Mid-City Theatre on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

Another name to be added to the list: theatre was known as the PLAYERS from September 1916 to April 1917. Renamed for the Players stock company which was based there. In April 1917 the theatre was closed and was effectively rebuilt (from two balconies to one) and reopened in March 1919 as the Rialto.

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JAlex commented about Sunset Hills Cinema 4 on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

“Cactus Flower” played at the Creve Coeur, Grandview and South County. None of these theatres exists today.

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JAlex commented about The rich history and fantastic theaters of Graven & Mayger, a forgotten architecture duo on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Aside from the middle photograph an identification would be appreciated.

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JAlex commented about Hi-Pointe Theater on Sep 5, 2016 at 8:19 am

The Hi-Pointe features two items which make it somewhat unique in today’s exhibition scene: 1) An operable curtain; and 2) No screen commercials.

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JAlex commented about West End Theatre on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:59 am

The Skouras Brothers took over the theatre in 1919. The 1917 date was in error.

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JAlex commented about Thunderbird Drive-In on Aug 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

It’s always been interesting on Cinema Treasures how correct information is integrated into the description with no credit given to the contributor.

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JAlex commented about Rainbow Theatre on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

Research has shown years of operation were 1911 to 1932.

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JAlex commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Aug 11, 2016 at 9:02 am

Brief lobby area shot appears in Woody Allen’s “CafĂ© Society.” Shot passes for a Hollywood movie palace.

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JAlex commented about 1957 photo courtesy of Kristen Stopp Godar. on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

July 16, 1957 to be exact. Lewis made four appearances that day.

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JAlex commented about Powell Symphony Hall on Aug 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

Even though “The Flying Fool” played the St. Louis Theatre, the photo is not of that theatre.