Melba Theatre

214 Grand Avenue,
Houston, MO 65483

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Melba Theatre

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The Lyric Theatre was opened July 24, 1920. It was renamed Melba Theatre on November 19, 1931. It was rebuilt in 1940 and was renamed New Melba Theatre (later becoming the Melba Theatre). This small and modestly styled modern style theatre is currently vacant. The theatre has a very plain marquee with unusual free-standing neon above. Unfortunately, most of it is broken, and it’s hard to tell what it said. There is a neon ’M' on the facade above the marquee. Renovation began in early-2017.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Seth on August 26, 2004 at 10:51 pm

Looks like my comment didn’t make it in. Thanks to Charles Van Bibber for the ID on this one.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

From 2010 a photo Here and Here of the Main Theater in Houston Missouri.

rivest266 on August 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Could this be the Melba theatre?

Chris1982 on August 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

This theatre goes back to prior to 1925 when it was known as the Lyric Theatre. The theatre was wired for sound in 1931. It was renamed the Melba in 1932 when it seated 220. In 1940 a new theatre was built on the site and was opened as the New Melba Theatre seating 375. The theatre was reseated in 1947 to 325 and then being known as just the Melba Theatre, the New was dropped. The Melba was still listed as open in the early-1960’s.

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