Elco Theatre

E. Main Street and Jefferson Street,
Westboro, MO 64498

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The Elco Theatre was listed as open in 1928. It may have opened earlier but I could find nothing on it prior to 1928. By 1932 it was listed as the Community Theatre. It went through a remodel in 1949 with seating being reduced from 300 to 240 and went back to the original name of the Elco Theatre. The theatre was still listed as open in the late-1950’s.

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SethG
SethG on March 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm

Can we clarify which corner? The 1916 Sanborn shows a “Moving Picture Theatre” on the north side of the 300 block (perhaps 320-something), in a one story stone building. Only a fragment of that structure survives as steps and part of a wall with a metal shed built on top. Second from the corner on the north side of the 400 block (probably 402) is the town hall, which is noted as having a stage. This building is visible (just barely) on the crummy 2008 streetview, but the satellite view shows that it has collapsed in a heap.

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