Eagle Theatre

909 Main Street,
Lexington, MO 64067

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The Eagle Theatre opened in 1937. This was less than half the size of the Main Street Theatre just a block away. The Eagle Theatre seated 320 and was listed as closed in 1954.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2014 at 1:11 am

This PDF has an inventory of historic buildings in Lexington, and includes a paragraph about the Eagle Building. The building dates from around 1915, and had a theater in it from the beginning. The document doesn’t say if the house was called the Eagle Theatre in its early days.

So far I haven’t found any references to the Eagle Theatre in any of the trade publications. I’ve found references to a Grand Opera House (aka Wright’s Grand Opera House, Grand Theatre) in Lexington, but some of them go all the way back to the 1900s, so I don’t think the Grand was the same house as the Eagle. There was also a house called the Princess Theatre.

The Eagle building in Lexington was built for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which was founded in Seattle in 1898 by six theater owners, including John Cort of the Orpheum circuit and John Considine of the Sullivan and Considine circuit.

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