Regal Theater

2010 St. Joseph Avenue,
St. Joseph, MO 64505

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The Palace Theater opened on December 21, 1922 with Gaston Glass in “The Song of Life”.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

The Regal was playing Brigitte Bardot in the Adult movie “LOVE IS MY PROFESSION” Adults 75 cents,Children 35 cents.Can’t believe anyone would take a child to that,even though by our STANDARDS today it was probably not much of an Adult film.

Tp on December 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

TP on December11,2011 at 12.45pm First opened as the Pallace Theater sometime during the winter of 1922-23. Info came from the St Joseph Mo 1922-23 Winter section of Phone directory.

Tp on February 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

First opened as the Pallace Theater on Thursday 21Dec1922 Movie Shown that day-Song of Life. Years later became the Regal.

Tp on February 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Sorry correct spelling only L in Palace

GabeBarton on March 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Does anyone know who owns this theater?

Tp on March 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

last i knew someone bought this place at court house auction. was last owned by rudy pinzinoclosed as theater in early 1960s during 70,80,90, it was a bar.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Was there a second theater on this block? The August 5, 1926, issue of The Film Daily had an item about new theater projects in St. Joseph which included this paragraph:

“Construction also has started on another house on St. Joseph Ave. between Jefferson and Fillmore Sts. Mrs. Glenn Moskau is the owner. This structure will cost about $30,000”
A later item said that Simplex projectors had been installed in Mrs. Moskau’s new theater, but didn’t give its name or any other details.

NightFury on May 6, 2014 at 10:08 am

Joe- Apparently there was one right across the street. LIBERTY SILENT MOVIE THEATER 2007 St Joseph Avenue. “Known to be in operation September 12, 1920 Edward A Brondridge was the owner The 2007 directory has that address being Floyds Alibi Lounge 2007 St Joseph Avenue would have been directly across the street from the Regal Theater Information donated by Terry Plumb”

Apparently there may have been one what ended up being right beside it- “The Palace Theater had two locations in town, moving between 1909 & 1915 The 1st Palace theater appeared in the 1908 City Directory The address was 707 Edmond, later becoming the House of Wheels and Toys There is a lot of graffiti on the building side, too bad it isn’t legible In 1909, for some reason, it no longer appeared in city directory In 1915, the Palace Theater once again appeared in the city directory The new address was 2018 St Joseph Avenue, currently Foxy’s Hair Den I would say they were most likely building & moving the new theater”

And then of course, Regal, which used to be called Palace, perhaps rebuilt right next door? “Pallace Theater opened on Thursday, December 21,1922 Movie Shown: Song of Life Last date the Regal was open: Saturday, June 7, 1961 Last shows played: William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong Virgilio Teixeira in The Boy Who Stole A Million Regal Theater on St Joseph Avenue across from the Bottoms Up Bar & Grill They had the best candy selection in town”

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gunsul86 on February 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Dose anybody knows who owns the building looking to mayb buy. email me @ thank you

Tp on February 14, 2015 at 1:17 am

last owned by a Rudy Penzeno

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