Family Theatre

5118 Shaw Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63110

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JAlex on January 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

The St. Louis Star in 1927 listed the Family as having 682 seats.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

The Lange-Family Theatre was mentioned in the February 21, 1925, issue of The Reel Journal, though with its name misspelled:

“J. Bucklin has taken over the management of the Lang Family Theatre, 5118 Shaw avenue, St. Louis. He formerly was manager of the St. Louis Exhibitors Supply Company.”
Property Shark says the building was built in 1914. That could be about right. The style of the building fits the period. It’s even possible that it was built as a movie theater, though I’ve been unable to find any references to it in the early trade journals.