Gravois Theatre

2631 South Jefferson Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63118

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MitchWolf
MitchWolf on February 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Kerry, Yes Lee’s Chicken is located on the original Gravois Theatre lot..not sure if it originally took it over.

dmeador
dmeador on January 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

I grew up just a block away and loved this theater, many great memories. There once was a small restraunt next to it madalite or something like that

JAlex
JAlex on March 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

According to a report in Billboard Magazine the Gravois opened February 11, 1911. As the report said: “a beautiful piece of architecture, and the opening night all were unable to get in that wanted to. With a seating capacity of 1700 and the packed houses of each performance, much of the first cost of construction was canceled.” The opening policy was three acts of vaudeville and moving pictures. Admission all of 10-cents.

JAlex
JAlex on March 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Gravois held on and finally closed on January 2, 1972.

Kerry Manderbach
Kerry Manderbach on February 18, 2008 at 12:14 am

“The Gravois closed in 1968 and was demolished to make way for a fast food restaurant.”

Hmmm…Lee’s Chicken?

JAlex
JAlex on February 27, 2006 at 7:04 am

One of the many theatres in St. Louis built by O. T. Crawford.

Building permit issued in November, 1910…which probably means theatre opened in 1911.

The architect of record was the firm of Duggan & Huff.

Like other Crawford theatres the Gravois' management went to Famous Players-Missouri, to City Wide, and finally to St. Louis Amusement.