Wilson Theatre

1417 Cass Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63106

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Previous Names: Acme Theatre, Colonial Theatre

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The Acme Theatre is listed as opened prior to 1916. In 1922 it was renamed Wilson Theatre. It seated 283 and was known as the Colonial Theatre in 1929. It had closed by 1930.

Contributed by Chris1982

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JAlex on January 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

Theatre located at 1417 Cass. Earliest reference found was in 1916 as the ACME. In 1922 it was known as the WILSON. Last reference found for being open was in 1929 and known as the COLONIAL. Seating capacity of 283.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

The September 2, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World had this item about the Acme Theatre:

“J. J. Barrett Buys the Acme. St. Louis, Mo.—James J. Barrett, of the Chippewa and Knickerbocker theaters, has added the Acme, on 1417-19 Cass avenue, to his string of amusement houses and is getting it in readiness to open within a few weeks. The Acme seats 800 persons, and it is being treated to a set of new furnishings and equipment. Mr. Barrett has made a huge success of his other two houses, and the same system of management will prevail at the Acme.”
The reference to new furnishings and equipment suggests that the house had already been in operation for some time. The 800 given as the seating capacity might have been a typo for 300.

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