Fulton Theater

613 Court Street,
Fulton, MO 65251

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 30, 2010 at 3:46 am

The official web site link above is dead, and the theater no longer appears in the listings of B&B Theatres. Its address is now listed as the location of the Callaway Arts Council. I can’t find a web site for the council, but this page of a local web site lists it, and says that the council’s goal is to preserve the theater as a performing arts center, and that they have already presented a few events there.

I can’t find any listings of upcoming events, though, so the theater must be only intermittently active for now. The house is being referred to as the “Historic Fulton Theater” (with the “er” spelling) on a number of web sites. That’s going to be a bit confusing for Internet searchers, as the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is often referred to on the web as the Historic Fulton Theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2008 at 9:47 am

“Bank” is an interesting name for a theater owner. I wonder if he started “Bank Night”. :)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 30, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Bad news in October 1947, from Boxoffice magazine:

FULTON, MO.-Adult prices have been boosted 5 to 10 cents for night and Sunday shows at the Fulton Theater, owned by Sol Bank. Admission to the main floor was boosted from 35 to 40 cents and in the balcony from 25 to 35 cents.

genius00345
genius00345 on September 14, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Note that the website in the above comment is for the downtown location only and is not at all current.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Here is the Fulton Cinema website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2008 at 6:20 pm

A 2002 photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm

This is a more recent photo of the Fulton Cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 14, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Fulton Cinema.

genius00345
genius00345 on January 22, 2006 at 6:05 pm

I work here, and it’ll be sad to leave the old building. I grew up here, because my mom worked here before me. I’m going to miss it, but it will be nice to have an 8-screen theater that’s all one level instead of having to walk upstairs. It’s really bad for handicapped people.

I can’t tell you for sure when we bought the theatre, but 1980 seems about right.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2005 at 3:38 am

Well, 1980 would be acceptable. The deal with B&B could have been made in late 1979 and finalized in 1980. Actually there are two mistakes in the above description. The description above claims “In 1992 B & B theatres bought the theatre and converted the balcony into a second theatre”.

B&B not only took ownership in 1980, according to their own press release, “A full-screen conversion and snack bar first was added in the 1950s, and the present subdivision into two separate theaters occurred in 1980 when the building came under its present ownership, Salisbury-based B & B Theaters”. So, this theater was twinned in 1980 and not 1992.

Here is the press release in case anyone wants to verify the dates.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2005 at 4:52 pm

According to the Fulton Cinema website, B & B Theatres purchased the Fulton Cinema in 1979 and not in 1992. There is some history of this theater and an old photo on their website which is here.