Grand Theater

Park Central Square,
Springfield, MO 65806

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Grand - Springfield, MO

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One of the earliest theaters in Springfield. Located at 127 Kirby Arcade in downtown. Played silent films and closed when talkies became the big thing. The Grand Theater closed in 1931.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm

According to this history of Springfield’s theaters first published in 1927, the Grand Theatre opened at the southeast corner of Park Central Square in 1910. However, the July 12, 1910, issue of The Springfield News-Leader said that the Grand was at the southwest corner of the square.

I am wondering if perhaps the theater moved from the Kirby Arcade to the Elks' Arcade at some point, or if the writer of the 1927 article merely made a mistake.

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