Globe Theatre

120 S. 5th Street,
Savannah, MO 64485

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Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre was listed as open on April 20, 1914. Seating was listed at 250. This theatre was originally a silent house but was converted to sound in 1928. It was closed on March 19, 1938. It was replaced by a New Globe Theatre (former Tivoli Theatre, which was destroyed by fire in November 1943. A New Globe Theatre opened on the other side of Court Square in November 1946.

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Tp on August 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

I just bought a really old newspaper at antique store savannah reporter dated friday may 29, 1914 there is a ad for glove theater for battle of san juan hill

dallasmovietheaters on August 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Fred Hartley opened the original Globe Theatre on April 20, 1914. M.B. “Doc” Presley takes on the original Globe Theatre. The small town gets a second theatre from Clarence E. Cook and V.O. Moore who announce the Tivoli Theatre in 1936 which opens in the Fall of 1937. With dollars stretched thin with two theatres, in 1938, Presley purchased the Tivoli Theatre. A week later it’s called the New Globe Theatre ending the brief run of the Tivoli. Jerome Crowley of Kansas City is credited as the architect on the project. And it is also the end of the original Globe Theatre closing March 19, 1938.

In 1943 and during World War II, it burns down. War shortages didn’t allow for a new structure. This forced Presley to create the “Not-So-New” Globe Theatre in a converted church. With war shortages, the project replacing the New Globe Theatre was finally built in 1946 becoming the (New) New Globe Theatre and launching in November of 1946.

SethG on March 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

This theater didn’t burn in 1943, it was the Tivoli/New Globe which did.

SethG on March 15, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Aside from the uselessly blurry picture above, all of the other pictures appear to be of the 1946 structure.

SethG on March 16, 2019 at 12:17 am

The street has to be wrong. Both dmt and Tp show that the theater was open in 1914. Thus, the only choice is the theater shown on the 1916 Sanborn. It is located at 120 S 5th St. The building is currently a florist. To the extent that you can see anything at all in the photo, the second floor windows appear to be the same shape.

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