4519 Gravois Avenue,
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The Granada Theatre opened on September 29, 1927 with Ronald Colman in “Beau Geste”. It was a neighborhood theatre located in the Bevo area of St. Louis. The theatre was designed in the Spanish Baroque style and featured a beautiful overhanging balcony.
It originally seated 1,585 combined on the main level and balcony. Much of its decor was considered too ornate for just a neighborhood theatre.
It was a flagship theatre for the Arthur Brothers/St. Louis Amusement Co. Chain. It mostly ran first run movies until the demise of the Arthur Theatre Chain.
Located in a densely populated neighborhood, locals were faithful to the theatre until it closed. Part of the roof and back wall over the stage gave way over night during a storm and the cost of repairs was too high so the theatre was razed in December 1992 despite efforts to save it.
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