Trail Theatre

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

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Opened on May 4, 1951 with Spencer Tracy in “Father’s Little Dividend”. 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 was planned to reopen in April of 2015, but that never happened.

Contributed by Ron A. Hunter

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Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on January 24, 2014 at 12:46 am

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

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on January 25, 2014 at 8:56 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….

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on March 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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

Tp on July 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

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 on July 31, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Much needed update! Still alive and looking to open in the fall.

Tp on September 27, 2014 at 9:46 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 on September 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

200 Theater seats will be redone and put back in.

SethG on March 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

I think the reopening fizzled. Last update on their FB page was in 2015.

rivest266 on September 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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