New Comet Theatre

2110 Market Street,
St. Louis, MO 63103

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New Comet Theatre

A theatre opening in the silent-era likely on a 20-year lease at S. 21st Street at Market Street by Pohlman and Zimmerman from May 17, 1914 until 1918. P&Z also operated the Mutascope Theatre downtown. In 1918 it was sold to Thomas James. The name was changed to the New Comet Theatre likely in a policy change to an African-American theatre. Later demolished.

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localarchivstSTL on September 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Hi again, I’ve worked quite extensively in this area and am excited to contribute a little of my knowledge to this entry. The New Comet according to the St. Louis Argus was owned by a Mr. Zimmerman until 1918 when it was sold to Thomas James, then owner of the New Movie Theater. I’ve uploaded a clipping from the Argus to source this claim as well as an excerpt from a transfer contract that mentions the ownership of the theater. (I only mention this because it appears the previous description was incorrect in stating that Zimmerman and Pohlman owned the theater till 1933.)

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