Will Rogers Theatre

1217 Union Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63113

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JamesGrebe
JamesGrebe on May 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm

The Will Rogers was at least one of two theatres that were converted churches, the other being the Gayety at 14th & Locust.
James Grebe

JAlex
JAlex on October 5, 2006 at 5:08 am

Theatre ceased operation in April 1957.

JAlex
JAlex on May 7, 2004 at 8:37 am

Structure dated from 1927, originally the Gospel Tabernacle.
In 1936, converted to theatre which opened in November.
Architect of re-do was Benjamin Shapiro.
Theatre featured stadium seating.
Maury Davis was the long-time manager. In 1939 became part of the Sam Schuchart chain which also included the Esquire and the Norside.
Theatre just south of the intersection of Union & Page.