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St. Louis Movie Theatres

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Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO
This Fox Theatre was designed by C. Howard Crane and opened in 1929. It was designed as a twin to the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The two theatres had identical interiors. In the 1950s, the St. Louis Fox was still hosting gala movie openings. However, by the 1960s, the theatre was offering kung fu movies in order to remain open. It closed in 1978. Restoration efforts began in 1981. Today, the theatre is a live performance venue. The scaffolding on the roof supported a "Fox Theatre" sign when the theatre opened. This support structure was removed in 2012. The vertical sign is a replica, installed in 2008. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Powell Symphony Hall
St. Louis, MO
Tivoli Theatre
St. Louis, MO
The Powell Symphony Hall opened as the St. Louis Theatre in 1925. It was designed by Rapp & Rapp. It continued to show movies until 1966. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a concert hall. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Tivoli Theatre opened in 1924 and closed in 1994. It reopened in 1995 after a $2 million renovation. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Beverly Theatre
St. Louis, MO
The Beverly Theatre was built in 1937. It was renamed the Fine Arts Theatre in 1964. Since 2005, the theatre has housed the Wei Hong restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Melvin Theatre
St. Louis, MO
The Melvin Theatre opened in 1914. It closed around 1979. The theatre is now used as a Christian music venue. For more, see this website. [map]

Mark Twain Theatre
St. Louis, MO
The Mark Twain Theatre was designed by Levitt, LeDuc, Farwell & Associates and opened in 1968. The theatre closed in 1985 and was converted into the Two Hearts Banquet Center. There are two similar looking former theatres in Dayton and Kettering, OH which were built before this one. I don't know if they were designed by the same architects. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Missouri Movie Theatres:
Melba Theatre (De Soto)
former Rialto Theatre (Hannibal)
Star Theatre (Hannibal)
Palace Theatre (Kennett)
Sun Theatre (St. Louis)
Royal Theatre (Versailles)

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