Princess Theatre

14 W. Olive Street,
Aurora, MO 65605

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Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Church

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Princess TheaterĀ© Aurora MO / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

The Princess Theatre has been in operation since it opened on December 16, 1943 with Mary Martin in “True to Life”.

Sadly, it was closed in December 2009 and is now a church.

Contributed by Paul Salley

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

Sebastian on December 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm

It is very depressing that the theatre closed. I am currently living in Springfield, and always wanted to go down to Aurora to check out this theatre. Unfortunately I am too late, though I may stop by sometime to take a few pictures and maybe contact the current owner of the building to see what the future holds.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 23, 2010 at 9:42 am

From 2010 photos of the Princess Theatre in Aurora. (Click thumbnails for larger view).

p43 on February 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

There is some great info on the PRINCESS Theatre, on Facebook, under Princess 3 Theatre in Aurora,MO

p43 on September 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Princess Theatre in Aurora, MO The Beautiful PRINCESS Theatre BUILDING is now Available through an ABSOLUTE AUCTION With No RESERVE!on Sat, Nov. 12, 2011 at 10:01AM Any Questions can be answered by Diamond S Auction Co. at 417-326-2828. The PRINCESS Theatre has been in operation since it opened on December 16, 1943 (68 YEARS) of Entertainment Excellence! DONT MISS YOUR CHANCES TO OWN THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK!

p43 on October 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Larry on October 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Shelby and Tiffany, I am sorry to hear of the closing and auction of your theatre. You were always great customers of mine when I worked at Regal Dist. I hope everything goes well for you in the future.

p43 on December 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The new owners is church on the rock pastored by robert mattingly. this surprised me.

p43 on May 11, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Thanks! Larry even 20 years under my belt at the Princess, I still miss it! But having 3 heart attacks in a single day, ruint all then with that scared customers away or they finding out deserted the Princess, that seemed to go down hill fast. Lost my home, my business, and if it for my wife, everything would been lost. We now life in a fantastic resort town on the flathead lake in north west Montana. Where we love it. But business can f u up seriously.but the Princess will never be the same and the chruch on the rock screwed it over and no longer a church, guess the holy spirit was with them. I have heard another clutch is going to give it a go. And like “Forrest Hump” “I guess that’s all I have to say about that” I sometimes wish I could’ve ran the Princess,but I look around where my family and I live now and I’ll never go back to misery,sorry I meant missouri. Thanks! For remembering me in such kindness.

Harry on January 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Hello Mr. Ruble. I don’t know if you will see this, but I recently had a tour around the theater, which is now Engage Church, and wanted to let you know that it is in good hands. They really care for the preservation of this theater. A few things that I would like to point out is that they still have all of the theater equipment just in case they want to convert it back. All the lights, signs, both projectors, and the reel machines. The projector equipment is still all in the original spots. And the theater itself still looks like a theater on the inside. Everything is original and in great shape! I hope you know now how much they care for this theater.

dallasmovietheaters on August 27, 2022 at 6:14 pm

Princess Theatre “#2” opened December 16, 1943 with Mary Martin in “True to Life.” It replaced the original Princess Theatre which closed and was converted to Cliff’s Cafe, a local restaurant owned by Clifford Schaefer.

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