Wilson Theatre

1417 Cass Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63106

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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.

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.