Bridge Theatre

4867 Natural Bridge Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63115

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Previous Names: Kozy Theatre

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Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre opened in 1916. It was known for a short time in the 1920’s as the Kozy Theatre. The original name returned and the theater closed temporarily in March of 1935. It was remodeled and reopened in 1938 by Clarence Kaimann, who operated the theater until 1953, when the final double bill was “The Clown” and “The Well”.

A church called the Bethesda Healing Temple occupied the Bridge Theatre building for a short time and then later an auto parts store.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JAlex on October 9, 2008 at 9:33 am

Theatre opened late in 1916. Theatre was not one of the St. Louis Amusement houses. Longest operator was Clarence Kaimann, from 1938 to 1953.

JAlex on November 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Made a special trip today (Nov. 9, 2012) to make sure the status of the structure. It is still there! The photograph reflects reality.

evian257 on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

Clarence Kaimann was my great-uncle. He also owned the North Twin Drive-In on Lewis and Clark (Highway 367) just north of Halls Ferry Circle.

SethG on April 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

April 2015 streetview shows the building has suffered a fire. I’ll try to verify its existence soon.

JAlex on November 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

Checked out yesterday…there is evidence of a fire around one of the former front windows, but the structure remains. The tree, however, is gone.

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