Lewis & Clark Theatre

Lewis and Clark Boulevard and Chambers Road,
St. Louis, MO 63136

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Lewis & Clark Theatre

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The Lewis & Clark Theatre was opened by the Arthur Theatre chain seating 1,042. It was located next to the Lewis & Clark Towers. It was a large single floor single screen theatre with a sloped floor running first run attractions when it first opened. I am not sure of the time line of the theatres but after it closed it became a night club and dance facility.

The building is still standing and unmistakable that it was a theatre. When entering the theatre the lobby ran from front to back of the building with the entrance to the auditorium on the left. The interior including the plush seats were done in various colors of green. The walls were lined with a darker green drapery. In its later years it ran sub run and was a discount theatre before closing.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Drove past the place a zillion times…never went inside.

JAlex
JAlex on September 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Arthur/SLAC opened the theatre in June 1965 and operated until its financial difficulties in the Fall of 1977. Mid-America picked up the theatre and operated from July 1978 until the theatre’s closing in August 1980.

JAlex
JAlex on December 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Theatre reopened in February 1982 as a dollar house under independent management. A short career, however, with theatre closing that September.

spectrum
spectrum on November 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Checked the google aerial photos for 9977 Lewis & Clark Blvd, but I get an address for the main intersection (divided highways) of Lewis & Clark and Cambers. – no sign of any old buildings in the area. Is it possible the area was redeveloped recently?

Cobalt
Cobalt on November 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Isn’t this theatre located in Moline Acres (rather than Saint Louis)?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

Google Maps will fetch the address for the theater that Chuck gave, but only if you write the street name as Lewis and Clark. Apparently an ampersand confuses their software.

In the street view from Lewis and Clark Boulevard, the theater building is hidden by a long row of shops. You get a pretty good view of the theater across a parking lot from 2568 Chambers Road, if you use the zoom feature. It’s a rather plain and boxy Midcentury Modern structure, but it looks to be in pretty good shape, at least on the outside.

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