1929 Bremen Avenue,
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One of several theaters opened by Orrin T. Crawford which made up the St. Louis Amusement Co. and later Franchon & Marco Chain and then Arthur Theaters.
The Bremen had 600 seats on the main floor and 200 in the balcony. It was located on the edge of a North Side city park.
The theater was later operated by the Kaiman family. There was a big stink with the stagehands union and the owners and picketing of the theater. The courts ordered the union to prove that a stagehand was needed since the theater only showed movies.
The theater also suffered some in a family fued that led to a suicide of William Kaiman. His wife and son operated the theater until it’s closing in 1968. During it’s last few years in operation, it was open on weekends only.
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