300 S. Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Wehrenberg Theatres
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Collins Theatre
Opened by 1947 as the Collins Theatre. It still retained the Collins Theatre name in 1957. Later renamed Melba Theatre, it is located on S. Main Street in De Soto serving a community of about 6,000. At one time the theatre was operated by Wehrenberg Theatres of St. Louis.
After the Melba Theatre in St. Louis was closed, the marquee was moved to the Melba Theatre in De Soto, it has since been replaced with a smaller marque with Melba spelled out on each side. The exterior of the theatre is impressive with its brick artwork. The theatre is privately owned and typically clean showing first run attractions. In spring of 2013, it raised money to convert to digital projection equipment.
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