Regal Theater

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

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Regal wall to left looking at stage interior wall circa 2005

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

Contributed by Chris Brame

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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.

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson 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

jm77ok on July 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Last info I have is that the building is owned by Jason Pilgrim son of Joann Pilgrim a local realtor. Was damaged in St Patrick’s day fire of building 2 buildings south. Water pressure from fire hoses damaged south side of building and caused upper brick wall to collapse. Now exposed to weather.

Irish80 on July 15, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Would the current owner please contact me, at . I spoke with Rudy and he no longer owns this theater. The fire that burned at the end of the block took a salon and a building next to it. I believe there are still 2 buildings between the demolished burned buildings and the Regal. I haven’t walked around back but, it doesn’t look from the front to have been damaged from the fire or water.

Tp on August 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm

6I was told new owner bought it in auction at Court House for back taxes. Rumor has it there fixing it up to open back as a tavern.

pnelson on August 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Nice art deco design and marquee. Looks in good shape.

jm77ok on August 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm

As I stated earlier, the building was damaged by the spray from the fire hoses the night of the fire down the street. You must drive down the alley behind the building to see the damage. It is extensive. A large “Hole” in the side of the building. Animals enter the building at any time and the building is completely open on the south side from the damage. Nothing has been done to repair the damage or close up the building since the night of the fire. Quite a shame.

Tp on August 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

jm77ok your right I seen the damage but I only the south upper portion of the at roof part

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