Avalon Cinema

4225 S. Kingshighway Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63109

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Previously operated by: Arthur Enterprises Inc.

Architects: A.F. Stauder, Arthur Stauder

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Avalon Theatre

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Avalon Cinema

The Avalon Theatre opened September 11, 1935. It was vacant from 1999, until its demolition in January 2012.

Contributed by Paul Knittel

Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

JAlex on August 28, 2009 at 8:50 am

Available for $1-million.

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gaubatzl on January 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

does anyone know? How long would it take the city to take more control? Does greg still own it currently, or has it been sold??

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Silicon Sam on January 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

The realtor no longer lists the property for sale either…

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Sounds like he’s way behind on taxes, among other legal problems he has. I’m sure if they haven’t already, the city is going to take the property.

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swtaysun on March 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm

One of the oddest moment in the life of the Avalon was in 1988 when “The Last Temptation of Christ” played and there were religious protesters who picketed the first weekend. If they had really wanted to picket a worthy film, they could have chosen the awful Barbra Streisand comedy “For Pete’s Sake” that played there in 1974.

CSWalczak on September 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

I walked by this theater the other day, and it is in a severely dilapidated condition. The brick veneer facade, a later addition, that extends from the sidewalk up to the marquee level is deteriorating and if tuckpointing does not occur, bricks will start falling soon. The half hoarding, visible in the in the photo posted on August 23, 2009, is missing some of the plywood sections and probably would not protect anyone if the marquee collapses. The roof is in terrible shape; one can only imagine what a mess the interior must be. Two small side windows, partially boarded up from the inside, clearly must admit wind and rain. I hate to see any old theater demolished, but I would doubt very much if anyone is going rescue this one.

JAlex on January 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported the theatre is being demolished.

Epistkool on January 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

This theater’s demolition started today. When by and see it today and ¼ of the building is already rubble.

rivest266 on February 21, 2016 at 7:42 am

September 11th, 1935 grand opening ad in photo section.

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