Missouri Theatre

717 Edmond Street,
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

A few photos of the restored Missouri Theatre are displayed in the portfolio of Henderson Engineers, one of the companies that has worked on the theater. Click on the Missouri Theatre thumbnail (#3, top row of featured projects) on this page.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Thanks RobbKCity.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 24, 2011 at 1:21 am

Thats good news RobbKCity.Thanks for the link.

RobbKCity
RobbKCity on March 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Missouri Theater complex experiences fire damage; theater saved by fast-acting firefighters.

A fire broke out in the Missouri Theater complex on Feb. 18, 2011. Fast-acting firefighters took drastic action to save the theater itself from fire damage. The theater only sustained smoke damage. Dressing and rehearsal rooms, and theater office space, in adjacent buildings were the only areas significantly damaged by fire.

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http://www.kmbc.com/news/26925078/detail.html

City looks into fire cause

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

The Missouri theatre was operated by DURWOOD and DUBINSKY and later it was an AMC THEATRE.{Dunwood Corp.}

rivest266
rivest266 on October 31, 2010 at 12:04 pm

June 25th, 1927 grand opening ad is at
View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2009 at 9:58 pm

This is a recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

A January 2009 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm

This is another photo of the Missouri Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 10:14 pm

The Mar 25, 2008 link no longer works either.

mp775
mp775 on March 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

The link I posted on 9/19/07 no longer works; use this one instead:

Missouri Theater, probably early 1950s

Edward Jurich
Edward Jurich on October 9, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Anyone ever consider flying a screen and show a classic film now and then?

mp775
mp775 on September 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm

The Missouri Theater can be seen in the background of this photo, probably taken in the early 1950s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 10, 2007 at 8:32 am

This is a recent photo of the Missouri Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979

Missouri Theater and Missouri Theater Building ** (added 1979 – Building – #79001353)
112-128 S. 8th St. and 713-721 Edmond St., St. Joseph
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: W.J. Assenmacher Co., Boller Brothers
Architectural Style: Art Deco, Exotic Revival, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Auditorium, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Auditorium

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2005 at 1:20 pm

Another photo of the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph and a brief history can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 23, 2005 at 7:12 pm

This is a photo of the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph. (I hope)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 8, 2005 at 7:14 am

Thanks for clearing this mystery up guys. I thought I was losing my marbles again. I’ll just post the photo link under the Columbia Missouri Theater. Maybe I should post it under all the Missouri Theaters just to be safe. (just kidding)

wbloss
wbloss on August 7, 2005 at 8:56 pm

The link to my website of the St. Joseph Mo Theatre from the Columbia site is in error. I have added a clarification on the St Joseph page listed above.
Wally Bloss

claydoh77
claydoh77 on August 7, 2005 at 8:49 pm

I may be wrong but having been to both theatres & the MU connection along with the look of the outside, I would say that the creator of the link you attached has used an incorrect photo for the St. Joe theatre.

The exterior of the Missouri Theatre in St. Joseph is very ornate:
http://www.wallybloss.com/MissouriTheatre.htm

The Missouri Theatre of Columbia was owned by Commonwealth Theatres (the center of the Marquee in your link refers to Comonwealth Theatres. The current exterior, which appears almost exactly as the link above can be seen at: http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=9925

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2005 at 7:22 pm

The full link that the photo came from is here:
http://www.kewpie.net/motheatre2.html

On that link it states that “Now the Missouri Theatre is called the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts”. On their site, it states “The Missouri Theater is owned by the City Of St Joseph”. How many Missouri Theaters does the City of St. Joseph own?

claydoh77
claydoh77 on August 7, 2005 at 7:11 pm

I think that the picture referenced above is actually of the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, MO where MU (Mizzou Tigers) listed on the marquee are. /theaters/4966/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2005 at 5:08 pm

This is an early 70’s photo of the Missouri Theater.