Orris Theatre

265 Merchant Street,
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

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Orris Theatre

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The Orris Theatre on Merchant Street was later converted into a restaurant and nightclub (Sirro’s and Orris).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on October 24, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Here is a drawing by Jeanie Eddleman:

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Here is a November 1956 item from Boxoffice magazine:

Val Mercier, Perryville, Mo., and his brother L.A. “Bud” Mercier of Frederickstown, Mo. are planning to build a drive-in theater near Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The only theater in Ste. Genevieve, the Orris, 500-seater, has been dark since August 30. It had been operated by Martin Operle for a number of years.

L.A. Mercier operates the Mercier Theater and the Hi-Y Drive-In at Frederickstown, while Val Mercier has the Mercier Theater in Perryville and the Hilltop Drive-In near St. Marys, Mo.

kjfishman on September 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Orris Theater built in 1932 retains the original marquee that has been restored to like new condition. This old 500 seat theater has been converted into a bar and restaurant. http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/02000357.pdf page 102

Chris1982 on September 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Something wrong with your link, Says sorry page cannot be found.

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