Uptown Theatre

1100 North Pine Street,
Rolla, MO 65401

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TravisCape on February 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I just realized the Uptown got demolished. All the theaters in town were owned by the same company. When they were closed one at a time, they had deed restrictions placed on them to keep them from operating as movie theaters. This happened to the Ritz and also to the Uptown. I had inquired before the night club went in ad it wasn’t being sold as a movie theater.

It sucks honestly that we allow our historic building to be discarded and allow these restrictions to be placed on them.

crlove on April 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

Visited Rolla over the weekend and the building had just been torn down and the lot cleaned up(or so it seemed). A shame.

It went up for sale a few years ago while I was in college there. Had I been able to pull together the funds, it might still be a working theaters (instead of the night club with a sloped floor that it became…)

thriftstorebarbie on January 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

This building & the neighboring one were recently acquired by the Missouri S&T Alumni Association. They plan to tear it down in order to build a new alumni center. We need your help! The building is structurally fine, and would be an undertaking to renovate it, but still cheaper than building a new one, and you can keep the cool art deco historical building. To show your support, and help us out: write/email Miner Alumni Association

107 Castleman Hall

400 W. 10th St.

Rolla, MO 65409

(573) 341-4145

Tell them to be creative & re-use the existing structure!

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Lost Memory on August 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Here is a 2009 photo. The building looks vacant.

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Lost Memory on August 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Chuck….When this theater opened in “1041”, what movie was playing? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. LOL

Since we now have the exact date, it can be changed to December 9, 1941.

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Lost Memory on March 14, 2008 at 10:05 am

The Uptown Theater opened December 9, 1941 with 1200 seats according to this ad.jpg).

kencmcintyre on February 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Here is another photo of the bar from 2007:

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Lost Memory on June 11, 2007 at 7:36 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the former Uptown Theater which is now a bar & grill.