Mullikin Theatre

1609 N. Boonville Avenue,
Springfield, MO 65803

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The Mullikin Theatre was a neighborhood house located on Boonville at West Division. It seated 400 and was destroyed by fire in 1940.

By 1950, there was a Millikin Theatre listed in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with 619 seats, located at the same addess on Booneville Avenue.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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hhardley on July 18, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The Mullikin Theater actually was located a half a block south of Commercial St. on N. Boonville Ave. It was showing movies in 1953, according to ads in the local newspaper, so it wasn’t destroyed by fire in 1940 unless it was rebuilt.

booley on April 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

This theater was not destroyed, but was dark until after World War II when it was reopened as a Dickenson Theater and showed very old movies, sometimes triple features. It was managed for a while by Leon Weaver of the Weaver Brothers and Elviry troup and was open through the 1950s.

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