Alps Theatre

4124 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive,
St. Louis, MO 63113

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A small neighborhood theatre seating 492. It was built by the Fanchon & Marco circuit which later became St. Louis Amusement/Arthur Theatres. Single floor theatre that was rather plain and simple but served the patrons of the neightborhood.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JAlex on September 25, 2007 at 9:56 am

Appeared in the City Directory from 1911 to 1916.

JAlex on November 23, 2010 at 9:29 am

The years of operation long predate the circuits mentioned in the introduction.

Coate on November 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Am I the only one who has noticed the frequency in which JAlex corrects St. Louis area theater information posted by Chuck?

Darren_Snow on June 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I’ve noticed it too, but I’ve noticed how often Chuck’s descriptions could use a little clarification. I think they’re probably both right, in a way: Many of these theaters were probably independently run before Fanchon (not Franchon) & Marco came into the picture. The City Directories can be trusted, to a point: Sometimes a theater would exist for a couple years or more before making it into the Directory, and sometimes the Directory would continue to list it for a few years after it had gone out of business.

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