Trail Theatre

111 N. 9th Street,
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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Trail Theatre

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Operating since 1951, the exterior of the Trail Theatre is a faded light blue color and the outside walls are covered with tiles. It was closed in late-2009.

Taken over by new operators, it is planned to reopen in April of 2015.

Contributed by Ron A. Hunter

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HogGravynChitlins
HogGravynChitlins on June 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Wow! What a treasure, wonderful to hear it has new owners, any updates?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

So I won’t be the cause of any more hair loss for HogGravy, here is a fresh link to the photo of the Trail Theatre on the cover of Boxoffice, October 6, 1951.

NightFury
NightFury on June 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

HogGravy, Nothing has been done since I took those construction pictures last September…. Quite sad. How I would LOVE to own that building.

KCB3Player
KCB3Player on January 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Is he Trail re-opened yet with digital projection??

NightFury
NightFury on January 25, 2014 at 2:56 am

Nope, still closed, Looks nearly unchanged since the two pics uploaded by me in September 2011.

The vitrolite is now falling off of the exterior in depressingly large quantities, there are now ~20 tiles missing/fallen. I’m currently using a shard I found on the sidewalk as a keychain. I will own this building someday….

NightFury
NightFury on March 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

This theater, unfortunately, is still CLOSED. Please update.

Tp
Tp on July 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

I checked micro film at local Library no adds in Jan 2010 newspapers so I decided to check Dec 2009 newspapers and again no adds which means it closed before Dec 2009.

HTTK
HTTK on July 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Much needed update! Still alive and looking to open in the fall. http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_bf367b29-d39e-5745-9703-510d70986211.html

Tp
Tp on September 27, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Just posted on Facebook At St Joseph Mo Past, Present and Future under Trail Theater Update. The Trail is to reopen sometime during the month of April 2015 THE EXACT DATE WAS NOT GIVEN. 200 OF THEATERARE TO BE REDONE AND PLACED BACK INTO THEATER.

Tp
Tp on September 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

200 Theater seats will be redone and put back in.

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