Lee Theater

4366 Lee Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63115

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Functions: Housing

Previous Names: Newstead Theater

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Lee Theater

The Newstead Theater was opened in 1915. Located on Lee Avenue near N. Newstead Avenue in St. Louis, Mo. It was renamed Lee Theater in 1930. I lived at 4868 Lee Avenue as a child and we attended it often. This was in the era of the late-1930’s & early-1940’s. Architecture: non-descript. It was a very small house and not a first run-house unless you count Republic Pictures.

The Lee Theater continued operating until May 1949.

Contributed by Tom Bakersmith

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JAlex on February 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Theatre opened in 1915 as the NEWSTEAD Theatre; was renamed the LEE in 1930. Theatre, at 4366 Lee, closed in May 1949.

TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Any photos anyone?

tkwalker_48 on December 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

Jalex is correct the lee theater was at 4366 Lee avenue between Clarence and Newstead. we lived behind the theater 4323 Kossuth. the theater was operated by the Hugh’s family Terry Hugh’s had the confectionary Next to it and Howard ran the theater, Pop Hugh,s was my uncle. we played in the lot behind it there was a loose board in the fence where the kids could move it and play in the lot and dug a big hole and covered with boards to make a fort. my older brothers and neighborhood kids hid there and smoked cigs. The build is still there.

JAlex on November 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Checked out yesterday, the building continues to stand.

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