Bridge Theatre

4867 Natural Bridge Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63115

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The Bridge Theatre opened in 1916. It was known for a short time in the 1920’s as the Kozy Theatre. The original name returned and the theater closed temporarily in March of 1935. It was remodeled and reopened in 1938 by Clarence Kaimann, who operated the theater until 1953, when the final double bill was “The Clown” and “The Well”.

A church called the Bethesda Healing Temple occupied the Bridge Theatre building for a short time and then later an auto parts store before it was torn down.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JAlex
JAlex on October 9, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Theatre opened late in 1916. Theatre was not one of the St. Louis Amusement houses. Longest operator was Clarence Kaimann, from 1938 to 1953.

kschneiderstl
kschneiderstl on November 5, 2012 at 1:56 am

What is the building seen in the street view? It appears to be a former theatre, although the Bridge is described as demolished.

JAlex
JAlex on November 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Made a special trip today (Nov. 9, 2012) to make sure the status of the structure. It is still there! The photograph reflects reality.

evian257
evian257 on September 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Clarence Kaimann was my great-uncle. He also owned the North Twin Drive-In on Lewis and Clark (Highway 367) just north of Halls Ferry Circle.

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