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According to the original newspaper article in the local Metropolis paper, the list of contractors are:
Designing architect – O W Steigemeyer of St. Louis
Contractor & Supervising Architect – E H Barenfanger of Salem, IL
Interior Decorator – Archie Bethel of Mount Carmel, IL
Air Conditioning by Betz Air Conditioning Corp, Kansas City
Brick and Stone work – Barfield & Sons, Metropolis
Concrete – Odis Oaks – Metropolis
Roof & Metal – W. C. Scott – Metropolis
Plumbing – Louis Laveau – Metropolis
Electrical Wiring – Orval Conley – Metropolis
The Theatre had 542 seats on the main floor and 185 seats in the balcony. It also had a stage as well as the movie screen and hosted bluegrass bands, radio station grand openings, different traveling acts and even a cooking show.
They were very proud of the seats and the air conditioning system. Both were state of the art.
Resurrect the past and protect the future. That’s the motto of the newly formed “Save the Massac Theater” organization in Metropolis, IL. With the blessing of the City Officials, we are going to try to bring this beautiful Art Deco Theater back to life. We have held two meetings with great response and have even received our first donation check. I would love any advice from successful organizers. We know it is going to be a long process but are keeping our eye on the prize.