Davis Theatre 4

2008 South Main Street,
Higginsville, MO 64037

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The Davis Theatre is located on South Main at East 20th Street in downtown Higginsville. It opened in 1934, seating 762. In around 1942 it was taken over by Commonwealth Amusements, and they continued to operate it until at least 1950.

Later converted into four screens, the two story front is covered in Missouri limestone. It has a rectangular marquee with a nice sized upright in Royal blue. This is a well preserved theatre and ran first run attractions until it was closed on September 28, 2012.

Contributed by Church Van Bibber

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wekennedy
wekennedy on February 3, 2007 at 12:12 pm

Hi, in 2004 the Davis expanded into the building next door to 4 screens and is still going strong. The original theater has been restored to it’s former glory.

Edward Jurich
Edward Jurich on October 9, 2007 at 4:30 pm

I help Fran and George put in those 3 new screens. I first met them on a trip to Higginsville to see “Way Out West” there. At that time I helped George convert the main theater sound to stereo and put in surround sound. I still go there once in awhile but I work in Saint Joseph and it’s a long hike. These two people are the nicest people you could ever know. If you ever get there George would be glad to give you a nickle tour.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This theater can be seen in the TV show American Greed (s2 e15) from 2008. The owners lost some money in a car-buying scam.

Tp
Tp on February 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

does anyone remember the drive in that was on hwy 13 just about ¼ mile south I-70 i remmeber it was still opened in 1986-87

Tp
Tp on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

chuck do you remember when it closed exactly i remember driving by it wheni was stationed at whiteman afb

rivest266
rivest266 on August 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Official website said that it closed down on September 28th, 2012.

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