Compton Theatre

3145 Park Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63104

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Architects: William Wedemeyer

Previous Names: Knickerbocker Theatre, Park Theatre

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Compton Theatre

The Knickerbocker Theatre was one of the Komm Circuit Theatres. It was a very busy theatre in its day. It was located just east of Grand Avenue at Compton, thus later getting its Compton name. It was located on Park Avenue so the name change went with the street. Komm ran clean and efficient theatres and catered to their neighborhoods.

The theatre was bought by the University with plans to demolish it and expand the medical part of the university but it never reached as far as Compton. The theatre later became a Paint Supply house.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JAlex on March 19, 2005 at 8:43 am

Theatre operated from 1910 to 1949.

Original name was KNICKERBOCKER; became the PARK IN 1930; and, finally, the COMPTON in 1934.

Built by the Freund Brothers.

Architect was William Wedemeyer.

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