Meramec Theatre

45 N. Clark Street,
Sullivan, MO 63080

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Meramec Theatre

The Meramec Theatre was opened September 10, 1932 with Wheeler & Woolsey in “Hold ‘Em Jail”. The new theatre featured sound movies and originally seated 350. When the Meramec Theatre opened, the Lyric Theatre closed. The Meramec Theatre was still listed as open in the early-1960’s.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

This item is from the October 13, 1932, issue of The Sullivan News:

“A. B. Crowe has built a new theatre on Clark avenue. It is 118 feet long and 40 feet wide. It is occupied by the Meramec Theatre and a room used for other business purposes at one side on the front. The second floor contains a balcony, an office for the theatre manager and two waiting rooms, one for men and one for women. Cost approximately $15,000.”
I don’t see a Clark Avenue on the maps of Sullivan, but there is a Clark Street.

JohnnyC. on October 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Meramec Theatre opened September 10, 1932.

Chris1982 on October 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Joe your right, the theatre was located on W. Clark St., The E. Main was for another theatre completely that I was working on.

JudithIN on January 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

Meramec theater, built and owned by my great-grandfather, A.B. Crowe, was located on North Clark Avenue, next to his large store, Crowe Mercantile. After his death, ownership of the theater transferred to his daughter, Minerva Crowe Hollander. His sons, George and Luther, co-owned and ran the store.

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