Orris Theatre

265 Merchant Street,
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

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Functions: Nightclub, Restaurant

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Orris Theatre .. Ste. Genevieve Missouri

The Orris Theatre on Merchant Street was later converted into a restaurant and nightclub (Sirro’s and Orris).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on October 24, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Here is a drawing by Jeanie Eddleman:

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Here is a November 1956 item from Boxoffice magazine:

Val Mercier, Perryville, Mo., and his brother L.A. “Bud” Mercier of Frederickstown, Mo. are planning to build a drive-in theater near Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The only theater in Ste. Genevieve, the Orris, 500-seater, has been dark since August 30. It had been operated by Martin Operle for a number of years.

L.A. Mercier operates the Mercier Theater and the Hi-Y Drive-In at Frederickstown, while Val Mercier has the Mercier Theater in Perryville and the Hilltop Drive-In near St. Marys, Mo.

kjfishman on September 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Orris Theater built in 1932 retains the original marquee that has been restored to like new condition. This old 500 seat theater has been converted into a bar and restaurant. http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/02000357.pdf page 102

Chris1982 on September 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Something wrong with your link, Says sorry page cannot be found.

Polebarnboy on May 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Remember back in late 70s' seeing voyager here when it was still a theatre. Could have been early 80s'. Steve Higgerson from Chester on vocals, George wham from Chester on guitar. Mark schipkowski and Tim Burle on keyboards and lead guitar and mike lag aye from bond terry on bass. Rich springer from Chester on drums. They later had Paul hoganmiller on guitar and mark switched to drums. They played at vets hall a lot also. Always a rocking good time with those guys no matter where they played.

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