Missouri Theatre

203 South Ninth Street,
Columbia, MO 65201

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JAlex
JAlex on September 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

Introduction says the Missouri Rockets/Rockettes started here. No, it was the Missouri Theatre in St. Louis where they originated.

WriterDianna
WriterDianna on September 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Keeping up with movie theatres is difficult. Here’s an article about Columbia’s theatres, including the Missouri Theatre – no longer primarily showing movies, but live performances. By the way, the Missouri Theatre was not the only “movie palace.” At one time, Columbia had three movie palaces on one street, all with roughly 1,000 seats. Two are still used for entertainment, the third is a restaurant. Here are the details on movie theatres in Columbia. http://columbiabusinesstimes.com/8240/2010/06/25/capturing-columbia%E2%80%99s-cinema-century/

AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on September 19, 2008 at 2:41 am

The original theatre organ from the Missouri Theatre is up for sale! It is a 3/7 Robert-Morton built in 1928 and is apparently mostly complete.

They only want about $4,750.00 which is really cheap!

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It would be REALLY nice if someone in MO could buy the organ, restore it, and re-install it back in the theatre!

JAlex
JAlex on June 21, 2008 at 8:39 am

The Missouri Rockets (now the RCMH Rockettes) did not get their start at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia but at the Missouri Theatre in St. Louis.

eean
eean on October 15, 2004 at 10:15 am

This description is out of date. Movies are shown here, but only as special events. It has been owned by the Missouri Symphony Society for a while now.