Peerless Theatre

1915 South Broadway,
St. Louis, MO 63104

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jgrebe on April 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I still have the picture of the Pererless given to my by Charlie O'Neal

JAlex on March 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Opening date has been narrowed down to Christmas week of 1915.

JamesGrebe on January 20, 2006 at 2:40 am

My comment is always, What did they show before sound movies? I have seen no comments on whether they used a piano for sound to accompany. I have found no evidence of any other musical instruments. Surely they were not just silent period.

JAlex on January 19, 2006 at 4:28 pm

Years of operation were 1916 to 1957.

JamesGrebe on February 15, 2005 at 4:54 am

Are you refering to “Mantlelight” It was sort of a White Castle type and had 0.10c hamburgers

JamesGrebe on February 14, 2005 at 5:41 pm

I was a at least weekly customer of the Peerless in the 1950’s. Admission was 1 to 15c back then with 5c bags of pop corn. Enjoyed the serials on Saturdays and lots of westerns. Before it was torn down the doors had been broken in and I wondered in before demolition and the Voice of the Theatre sound sytem was still behind the torn screen though missing it’s speakers. One of the ushers name was Gene Smith. I lived ½ block away.
JamesGrebe pianoman@accessus,net