Shaw Theatre

3901 Shaw Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63110

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JAlex
JAlex on August 30, 2014 at 6:11 am

As a typical neighborhood house the theatre closed July 5, 1956 with “Carousel.” However, the theatre reopened in May of 1957 with a policy of German-language films. The last noting of this policy was in March 1960.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on August 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

The entire building is still standing, it is now the Salama Supermarket.

DRaySTL
DRaySTL on August 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Weekend: what neighborhood would you not drive through now?

Weekend
Weekend on March 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

I remember my parents taking me to the Shaw Theatre when I was a kid. Around 1951 through 1955-ish. In fact I remember my mother throwing me over her shoulder and walking home with me at night. Down to Blaine Avenue. 4100 ish. Wouldn’t drive through the neighborhood now. As I can recall the theater was built all the way up to the sidewalk. There was just a brick wall all along 39th St. Per the photo, it looks as though the theater has been razed? Although the open space doesn’t make sense. Not enough room and the existing retail couldn’t have faced 39th St. when the theater was there.

RobertR
RobertR on November 29, 2004 at 7:25 am

Even in 1957 they were making them drug stores.

JAlex
JAlex on November 29, 2004 at 5:57 am

Architectural design by Kennerly & Stiegemeyer.

Theatre opened September 6, 1915.