Arsenal Theatre

3101-03 South Grand Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63118

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Previous Names: Grand-Arsenal Theatre

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Arsenal Theatre

The Arsenal Theatre was located at the southwest corner of South Grand Boulevard and Arsenal in St. Louis. There was no street address given in the phone book of that era. There was a Kilgen theatre pipe organ installed in the Arsenal that according to the Kilgen ledger was previosly the same organ that was in the Pershing Theatre in St. Louis. It was opus 3149 and was a 3m/13r instrument. It is unclear if the organ was first in the Pershing then the Arsenal or vice versa. Wherabouts are unknown.

Contributed by James Grebe

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JAlex on May 27, 2005 at 2:39 pm

The original name of this venue was the GRAND-ARSENAL.

JAlex on September 25, 2007 at 10:04 am

Had a capacity of 657. Theatre closed in June 1932.

JAlex on April 19, 2014 at 8:31 am

Earliest newspaper ad that I’ve found was in November, 1909.

Aaron_DeClue on June 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

I believe your presumption about it being on the southwest corner is correct. I found a Grand-Arsenal Theatre listed in a 1911 City Directory as being at 3101 S. Grand Blvd.

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