Woodland Theatre

5015 Gravois Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63116

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The Woodland Airdome launched with silent films and live acts on May 6, 1915. The theatre’s success led to improvements accommodating year-round function. The venue re-launched on November 3, 1917 as an indoor theatre as the New Woodland Theatre. The theatre was expanded in 1922 by local architects Wedemeyer & Nelson. The theatre would operate under the Woodland Theatre & Airdome and, finally, Woodland Theatre nameplates.

When the impressive Granada Theatre was built six blocks away on Gravois Avenue in 1927, the Woodland Theatre decided not to convert to sound and closed on August 15, 1927 with the films, “Johnny Get Your Hair Cut” and “The Country Beyond”.

The Woodland Theatre was vacant until 1930 when the theatre’s equipment and seating were sold and the building converted to a Jim Remley Market grocery store. After a fire closed the grocer, it became an S.S. Kresge dime store through 1959. It was replaced by roller skating rink (St. Louis Skateland / Hi-Lands Skateland) which was hit by arsonists on September 30, 1987. The former Woodland Theatre was razed on February 20, 1988.

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