Fox Theatre

219 E. Third Street,
Carthage, MO 64836

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

An article in the January 27, 1922, issue of The Joplin Globe concerning an event that had taken place on November 21, 1921, indicated that the Crane Theatre in Carthage had at that time been under construction. It most likely opened in the early part of 1922.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Idc402000: Thanks for posting the article. My Boxoffice links have been broken twice as the magazine has moved from one site to another and then changed its own urls. The links to pages at issue.com are gone forever, but I’ve found that the links to the magazine’s own web site can be fixed by going into your browser’s address bar and replacing the part of the url that says- www.boxofficemagazine -with- pro.boxoffice -while the remainder of the url remains the same.

Carthage Press has apparently removed its weblog section altogether, but that particular page has been preserved by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, though without the photo that accompanied the original text.

ldc402000
ldc402000 on April 4, 2015 at 10:39 am

I posted them on the photo pages.

ldc402000
ldc402000 on April 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

Joe Vogel none of your links are working now but 2 years ago I copied the article on to a private group of people from Carthage. I will try to post them here. Thank you for your research.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

There’s a bit of information about the history of the Crane Theatre in this item from a Carthage Press weblog. It says that the house opened around 1922, and had a Hope-Jones organ.

The 1955 Boxoffice article I linked to earlier is now available starting at this link. There are additional photos on the three subsequent pages.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2010 at 5:51 am

The Crane Theatre became the Fox Theatre in 1955, replacing Fox Midwest’s Tiger Theatre which had burned the previous year. The building was extensively altered and given a Midcentury Modern style by architect Samuel W. Bihr, Jr. Before and after photos are on display in this article in Boxoffice of October 22, 1955. Many additional photos appear on the three subsequent pages.