Legion Theatre

Steelville, MO

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Legion Theatre

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The Legion Theatre opened in April of 1932. It seated 403. Located in a popular place for Meramec River float trippers. The theater maintained a small town atmosphere and most of its business was dones on the week ends. It mostly ran a double bill program.

The Legion wasn’t anything spectacular as far as design but was one of the only forms of entertainment in the small town. The theater closed in 1966. The theater building itself is still standing and operating as cafe.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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Chris1982 on October 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Address: 112 Main St.reet, Steelville, Mo 65565. This theatre goes back to the 1920’s when it was called the Gem Theatre, by 1933 it was known as the Melba Theatre and finally the Legion Theatre in 1937. Should have aka’s of Gem Theatre & Melba Theatre.

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