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“Inferno” was also shown in 3-D at the Ambassador Theatre in St. Louis that August. Somebody at TCM needs to do better research.
Two out of the three in the St. Louis metropolitan area were single screeners. The third a twin.
This month (Jan. 2018) marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Powell Hall, the former St. Louis Theatre. The St.Louis Symphony will be observing the occasion. Further information can be had at: www.slso.org/powellat50
Call me a Doubting Thomas, but I find it difficult to believe the drive in opened in 1948 without speakers and speaker poles.
This is an auditorium view of the Missouri Theatre in St. Louis, not the American (in any of its three locations).
Heavily altered since 1928, but not demolished.
Civilian Conservation Corps…a Roosevelt job-creation agency during the Great Depression.
To clarify: Duggan & Huff the architects of the 1910 structure; Barnes the architect of the 1939 remodel.
Theatre was remodeled in 1939; architect of this was Bruce F. Barnes. Theatre had closed in May 1938; reopened in April 1939. With new seats the capacity was listed as 925.
The theatre building is not the building at the corner but the white building just up Union.
Anyone want to start a new website: Legitimate Theatre Treasures?
Notice that Bret Eddy drew this; this means this is from a publication of the Theatre Historical Society.
The final use of the theatre was a three-day run of the Russian film “Chapayev.” The run ended October 1, 1935.
A demolition permit was issued in December 1948 with actual razing occurring in December 1949.
The architect of the theatre was G. Albert Lansburgh.
Rapp & Rapp designed the office building which housed the theatre.
Labor Day in 1917 was September 3rd.
Theatre opened August 8, 1940. Theatre did not “become” an African-American theatre; it always was.
Any identification of the organist? It is not Stan Kann.
Theatre was listed in the 1956 Film Daily Year Book.
Interesting that a non-Disney film gets “top billing” on the El Cap’s homepage.
About 10-12 blocks away.
Photo dates from November, 1930.
A few of the comments refer to this theatre as the Park. When did the name change occur?
The neighboring space is where office building stands. It opened in mid-1924.
A full-blown afternoon of Wurlitzer organ is scheduled for Sunday August 13th, 2017 at 2PM. As two years ago the program features Jack Moelmann, this time with Dave Wickerham and Justin LaVoie also at the console. A rare opportunity to hear the instrument in something besides the 15-minute snapshot included in some of the tours.
Opening ad copy: “Opening Tonight, May 3rd, with Eddie Cantor in ‘The Kid From Spain.’ Owned and Operated by Edward Bischoff, James Wilson, Wallace Kieselhorst.”