Salisbury Theatre

2504 Salisbury Street,
St. Louis, MO 63106

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Salisbury Theatre

The Salisbury Theatre opened in 1931 as the Excello seating 477. It opened as a independent theatre, located on the near north side just a block from the busy boulevard Natural Bride Avenue.

Located in a densley populated area, mostly Irish, the theatre thrived until television. No outstanding features in the Salisbury other that its square blocked front and rounderd roof. When the theatre closed it became a truck repair shop.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JamesGrebe on March 8, 2005 at 4:43 am

I had a piano tuning client, Stan Fredrickson, who played piano at the Excello in the 1930’s. He was the brother of Cliff Fredrickson who was in Russ David’s Orchestra. Cliff was a great accordianist and Stan a woncderful pianist. Stan lived up in Ferguson, MO

JAlex on May 8, 2005 at 4:10 pm

The structure now being used as a church. The earliest reference to this theatre in the City Directory was in 1911.

JAlex on September 27, 2008 at 8:29 am

As the Excello theatre was in operation as early as 1912. Theatre, as the Salisbury, closed the end of 1956.

JAlex on November 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

The church has moved on. The paint is peeling from the bricks. It would seem to be a matter of time….

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