Trail Theatre

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

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Trolleyguy on August 5, 2023 at 9:33 am

Currently operating as a live music venue. Website

Tp on August 5, 2023 at 3:07 am

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

Tp on August 4, 2023 at 9:44 pm

The Trail theather has finally reopened on Friday 28 july 2023

Tp on April 29, 2022 at 5:45 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

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on February 22, 2021 at 10:12 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.

rivest266 on September 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

SethG on March 27, 2019 at 9:32 am

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

Tp on September 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

200 Theater seats will be redone and put back in.

Tp on September 27, 2014 at 3:46 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.

HTTK on July 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Much needed update! Still alive and looking to open in the fall.

Tp on July 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

I checked micro film at local Library no adds in Jan 2010 newspapers so I decided to check Dec 2009 newspapers and again no adds which means it closed before Dec 2009.

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on March 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

This theater, unfortunately, is still CLOSED. Please update.

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on January 25, 2014 at 2:56 am

Nope, still closed, Looks nearly unchanged since the two pics uploaded by me in September 2011.

The vitrolite is now falling off of the exterior in depressingly large quantities, there are now ~20 tiles missing/fallen. I’m currently using a shard I found on the sidewalk as a keychain. I will own this building someday….

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on January 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Is he Trail re-opened yet with digital projection??

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on June 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

HogGravy, Nothing has been done since I took those construction pictures last September…. Quite sad. How I would LOVE to own that building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

So I won’t be the cause of any more hair loss for HogGravy, here is a fresh link to the photo of the Trail Theatre on the cover of Boxoffice, October 6, 1951.

HogGravynChitlins on June 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Wow! What a treasure, wonderful to hear it has new owners, any updates?

Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on September 27, 2011 at 10:58 pm

New pics posted.

Will add a few more soon, new owners are renovating it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm


Buck Wilson
Buck Wilson on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

This Theater has 415 seats from what I know, not 300

CSWalczak on February 22, 2010 at 8:42 am

This theater is closed and for sale: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2009 at 2:05 am

The May 5, 1951, issue of Boxoffice attributes the design of the Trail Theatre to Dietz Lusk of Boller & Lusk. The Dickenson’s Theatres house had just opened with 700 seats.

Lak on September 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

are there any interior shots of this theatre? Is there a stage?