Regal Theatre

225 E. Main Street,
Park Hills, MO 63601

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The Regal Theatre was opened around 1920. It was initially located in Elvins, MO. Elvins was annexed into Park Hills, MO. The Regal Theatre seated 336 and was listed as closed in 1954. The building was destroyed by fire on January 8, 1955.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

This Rootsweb page has a brief history of the Regal Theatre. It was built around 1920 at 225 E. Main Street by Walter Burlinger. It was later bought by W.A. Collins. In 1930 and airdome was added (Probably cheaper than installing and operating air conditioning during the hot summers) which operated for about three years.

In 1936 Collins sold the house to the Lead Belt Amusement Company. After changing hands a couple of more times, the Regal Theatre was destroyed by a fire on January 8, 1955.

Something the history doesn’t mention is that in 1935 the July 13 issue of Motion Picture Herald announced that Mr. Collins was planning to build a new Regal Theatre, and bids were soon to be taken on the project. As the history doesn’t mention this, it’s likely that the project wasn’t carried out. Possibly the bids were too high.

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