224 First Street,
Kennett, MO 63857

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Opened as the Palace Theatre, it was later renamed Kennett Theatre, and was remodeled and updated when Kerasotes Theatres took over operations. It features Dolby sound, assistive listening devices and is handicap enables.

Single screen theatre seating 576, located on First Street at College Avenue in downtown Kennett. It is a single story building with a V shaped marquee and a vertical spelling out Cinema.

Closed in November 2010.

Contributed by Chuck

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 14, 2008 at 7:31 pm

On the Kerasotes Theatres website the name of this theater is just Cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 15, 2008 at 9:05 am

I found a Palace Theater that was located on First Street in Kennett, MO. Anyone know if Palace was a previous name for this theater?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Here is a photo from 1995.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Chuck….In 1955 two theaters are listed for Kennett, MO. The Palace Theater and the Ritz Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

No address is given for the Ritz. The location given for the Palace Theater is Main Street.

CSWalczak on November 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

Another former Kerasotes small town theater being closed by AMC, as of November 28, 2010:

CSWalczak on March 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

A local group is exploring the options for reopening this theater as a not-for-profit, mixed-use facility: According to the article, the theater was once known as the Palace, which should be among the AKAs for this theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 18, 2011 at 4:26 am

Here is a 1928 photo of this house when it was called the Palace, and here’s another view from the same year (click the images to embiggen, then see the “All Image Sizes” link to the right of the next page to fetch even bigger versions.)

In this photo of the Palace, there’s an ad for the 1929 movie “Hot Stuff” with Alice White. This film was a musical, so the Palace had been wired for sound by then.

Oddly, there is no theater name visible on the building in any of these photos. The name and location are derived from text written on the sheets to which the photos are mounted.

jmobley on February 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

We are working on reopening this theater as the Kennett Palace Theater.

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