Alcox Theatre

106 S. 2nd Street,
Deepwater, MO 64740

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Previous Names: Forest Theatre, Horasko Theatre, Silver Theatre

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The Forest Theatre was opened in 1915. The theatre seated 400 and closed in 1932. This was a silent movie house and later became a live theatre and special events venue. In 1940 it was renamed Horasko Theatre and in 1942 it became the Silver Theatre. On May 12, 1949 it reopened as the Alcox Theatre. It was destroyed by fire on May 28, 1952.

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dallasmovietheaters on November 12, 2018 at 6:50 am

Forest S. Snyder launched the Forest Theatre in downtown Deepwater in 1915. The Snyders ran the venue as a movie theatre into the early 1930s never converting to sound. An exhibitor using portable equipment had a weekly stop in Deepwater for sound films until a new theatre was established in 1938 in an existing auditorium and was called the Tile Theatre. The Forest was used live, community events from 1931. The last mention of the theater was in 1941 for such an event.

SethG on August 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

I think the address must have been 106. Downtown is totally trashed, and so many buildings are missing that it’s hard to count lots, but the 1918 Sanborn shows a one story tile brick structure with a tin cornice showing ‘moving pictures’. It would have been the fourth building south of C St, on the east side. That lot was partially occupied by a little wooden bandstand on the 1909 map. The location today is a gravel lot used as storage by a hardware store.

By the way, there’s a typo in the AKAs, ‘Sliver’ for Silver.

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