Trail Theatre

111 N. 9th Street,
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres

Architects: Dietz Lusk Jr.

Firms: Boller & Lusk

Functions: Live Theatre

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 816.749.4204

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Trail Theatre

Opened on May 4, 1951 with Spencer Tracy in “Father’s Little Dividend”. The exterior of the Trail Theatre is a faded light blue color and the outside walls are covered with tiles. It was closed in late-2009.

Taken over by new operators, it was planned to reopen in April of 2015, but that never happened. It finally reopened on July 28, 2023 as a live theatre.

Contributed by Ron A. Hunter

Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

Tp on September 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Just posted on Facebook At St Joseph Mo Past, Present and Future under Trail Theater Update. The Trail is to reopen sometime during the month of April 2015 THE EXACT DATE WAS NOT GIVEN. 200 OF THEATERARE TO BE REDONE AND PLACED BACK INTO THEATER.

Tp on September 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm

200 Theater seats will be redone and put back in.

SethG on March 27, 2019 at 10:32 am

I think the reopening fizzled. Last update on their FB page was in 2015.

rivest266 on September 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on February 22, 2021 at 11:12 pm

Kim Jennings and Winston Bennett purchased the building in 2011 and over the course of 10 years have done some rehab including a new roof, but never fully finished the project or reopened the theater. They finished the area behind the screen/stage for dressing rooms, and flattened the rear of the auditorium to make space for tables and a bar.

They sold the building within the last month(Jan/Feb 2021) to Andy Montee and his mother, who plan to restore the exterior and rehab the interior further with plans for live entertainment and food service with a kitchen and bar. Expected to reopen early 2022.

Tp on April 29, 2022 at 6:45 pm

the latest in news for reopening is about august and september. i kim jennings the status of trail he said he got offer he couldnt refuse. we have known each other since 3rd grade now in our 60s

Tp on August 4, 2023 at 10:44 pm

The Trail theather has finally reopened on Friday 28 july 2023

Tp on August 5, 2023 at 4:07 am

Im having problems uploading the newspaper article on this but it has reopened

Trolleyguy on August 5, 2023 at 10:33 am

Currently operating as a live music venue. Website

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