Happy Hour Theatre

503 East Commercial Avenue,
Springfield, MO 65806

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The Happy Hour Theatre opened in 1912 as a nickelodeon in downtown Springfield, and closed in 1916.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

A history of Springfield published in 1915 had a brief biography of Robert Franklin Barrett. He entered the theater business at Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1907, and three years later moved to Springfield where he opened the Happy Hour Theatre. The Happy Hour was a storefront operation and ran Universal pictures, presenting four reels with daily changes.

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