Showing 1 - 25 of 571 comments
What is the status of the Wurlitzer organ in this theatre? I just noticed that the theatre does not appear on the ATOS listing of organs in theatres.
The St. Louis Star in 1927 listed the Family as having 682 seats.
The original Comet was at 2110 Market Street and operated from c.1911 until 1933.
A bit of irony that the planned new theatre will have 8 screens. Eight screens was “obsolete” in 2000 when the Regency Square closed. Must be a different spokesperson.
The date of the assault/robbery was May 27, 1952. The perpetrators made off with all of $1.75. The theatre closed on May 30th “for the summer”, but with art film competition from the Shady Oak, Pageant and the Lyn, the venue did not reopen in the fall, reverting to strictly a screening room operation.
According to newspaper accounts, the shooting took place in the basement office of the O'Fallon Theatre. The subsequent suicide took place in a car in O'Fallon Park. This was reported in all three dailies, the Post-Dispatch, the Globe-Democrat and the Star-Times of Jan. 27, 1944. I can vouch that these newspapers are available on microfilm at the downtown St. Louis library.
“Long gone” for sure. Theatre listed in directories from 1911 to 1914. Operation just west of Jefferson.
Opening night of the theatre was October 1, 1936 with a double-bill of “The Devil-Doll” and “We Went to College”. Newspaper coverage then gave a seating capacity of 1200.
In order to build the Norside, a night club on the site was demolished. This nightclub at one time was a movie house, the North Grand, which operated 1910-1922.
Sam Komm did not build the theatre, but he did take title to the structure in 1947.
The FDYB also spells it “Vu”.
If my recollections are correct, this theatre opened under the management of Fabian theatres…soon taken over by UA Theatres. If not opened by Fabian, Fabian initiated plans for the house.
Oops…the run at Sunset Hills was but 7 weeks; the run at the Mid-City was 8.
No, “Pussycat” was at Sunset Hills I beginning July 7, 1965 for an 8-week run. The film also shown at Loew’s Mid-City on Grand Avenue.
I hate to disppoint everyone, but “Help” was not shown at the Crestwood but at Sunset Hills I. The opening date was August 25, 1965.
Brings new meaning to the term “DISH NIGHT”.
The organ pipes are the giveaway that this shot is of the Detroit, not St. Louis, Fox Theatre. Also, 6000 seats was a bit of a publicists exaggeration.
The organ pipes are the giveaway that this is a shot of the Detroit Fox lobby, not St. Louis.
After the production of “Anything Goes” closes June 9, the theatre will be closed for the summer as the ceiling is restored.
In 1910 structure was known as the Ideal Theatre. As stated in an ad: “The cleanest and best ventilated moving picture house in the city.” Admission was 5¢.
Wehrenberg took over GCC theatres in Missouri in October 1989.
“80 Days” had its first-run at the Esquire in 1957…and not in Todd-AO. The Pageant was the first St. Louis house with Todd-AO capability, but not until 1958.
Opened December 17, 2008.
The lighting fixtures seen were originally in the Ambassador Theatre downtown.
This lighting fixture one of those from the Ambassador Theatre.
Shot, indeed, is of Loew’s State taken the evening of Feb. 28, 1961. The marquee of the theatre was wider than the entrance to the house and the ticket booth is “missing” due to the “white-out” to the right of the band conductor.
Shot taken between 2/19 and 3/13, 1975.