Mercier Theatre

18 N. Jackson Street,
Perryville, MO 63775

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Mercier Theatre

The Electric Theatre was opened by the 1920’s. In 1934 it was remodelled by the architectural firm Boller Brother, and with seating provided for 518, it was renamed Mercier Theatre. A two story front with retail to both sides of the theatre entrance. The building was an orange brick front with protruding brick work in a column type effect above the theatre portion. Terra cotta lined the top where it met with the roof. The box office was to the right side of the entrance leading into a good sized lobby. The concession stand was to the left side of the lobby and three aisles leading into the auditorium. The auditorium has a small stage with decorative plaster work around the tage and the stage was covered with a plush red velvet curtain with gold trim.

The theatre closed in 1986 with Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”. The lobby was turned into retail space.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Cake on September 15, 2012 at 2:47 am

Just to point out, Mercier Theater is not located on 220 Main Street. It’s 18 North Jackson. I live in the apartment above Edward Jones…

Chris1982 on September 5, 2014 at 3:08 am

This theatre goes back to the 1920’s when it was known as the Electric Theatre. The Boller Brothers did a complete remodel of the existing theatre and it was then renamed the Mercier Theatre. In 1934 it was owned by the Electric Theatre Company. This theatre should have an AKA Electric Theatre.

harlock on January 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

The theater closed in 1986, it’s last film was Too Gun. I remember seeing Return of the Jedi there in 1983.

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