Boone Theatre

15 North Eighth Street,
Columbia, MO 65201

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Boone Theatre about 1947

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The Boone Theatre opened around 1940, at which time it was operated by Commonwealth Amusement. They were still operating it in 1950. The Boone Theatre was closed in 1956.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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wdoss12
wdoss12 on October 20, 2008 at 11:34 am

boone theater was open before 1946,fron 1942 to 1946 i went there a lot. it was not anything like new in 1942

SymphonicPoet
SymphonicPoet on April 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

This building was probably last in use as a jewelery store called Best of the West in the early ‘90s. All structures on the west side of the relevant block have been demolished and replaced over the last thirty years with a city parking garage and an annex to city hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 3, 2014 at 12:29 am

The January 27, 1939, issue of The Film Daily had the Boone Theatre in Columbia,Missouri, on its “Theatres Planned” list. The projected cost of the 400-seat house was only $10,000. Judging from that, and the photo we have, I suspect that this was an old building being converted into a theater on a low budget. It might even have been an old theater long closed being reopened under a new name. The item said that the architect for the project was named Dick O'Rear.

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