Melba Performing Arts Center

214 Grand Avenue,
Houston, MO 65483

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

The claim that this house was rebuilt from the Lyric/first Melba Theatre is mistaken. The New Melba was a new theater. A week before the New Melba opened, the original Melba, located a block away, was closed. It was converted into a furniture store.

Chris1982 on August 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

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.

rivest266 on August 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Could this be the Melba theatre?

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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

Seth on August 26, 2004 at 7:51 pm

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