Dixie Theatre

229 Main Street,
New Madrid, MO 63869

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Architects: A.F. Lindsay

Styles: Art Deco

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Dixie Theatre

Replacing an earlier 1915 built Dixie Theatre, the 550-seat Dixie Theatre was opened on July 31, 1935 with Grace Moore in “Love Me Forever”. It was a conversion by architect A.F. Lindsay of the Commercial Hotel which had opened in 1906. It was still open as a movie theatre in 1957. It was later open seasonally for live musical shows and other special events, including movies.

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DavidZornig on August 18, 2019 at 6:14 am

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dallasmovietheaters on September 2, 2022 at 4:07 am

The New Dixie Theatre replaced a 20-year old Dixie Theatre beginning operation on July 31, 1935 with Gracie Moore in “Love Me Forever.” Architect A.F. Lindsay of Cape Girardeau had the task of placing the second location of the Dixie into the existing Commercial Hotel building that had opened in 1906. He delivered with a multi-use facility that included the moderne Art Deco venue housing what originally was a 550-seat New Dixie Theatre.

Likely re-upping for a new lease in 1955, the not as new Dixie converted to widescreen projection to present CinemaScope titles beginning February 20, 1955 with “A Star is Born.” It’s a guess, but the Dixie Theatre may have closed following the June 7, 1971 showing of “Little Fauss and Big Halsey.” Ads are discontinued at that point. After a period of vacancy, it was brought back to active use. It seems to have returned to inactivity.

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