2705 North Florissant Avenue,
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Styles: Spanish Renaissance
Previous Names: Montgomery Theatre
The Montgomery Theatre was built for O.T. Crawford, opening in May 1911, and later taken over by Harry Koplar. The Montgomery Theatre was renamed the Hi-Way Theatre on September 18, 1937.
Built in Spanish Renaissance style, the front was rather striking with two columns that rose from each end of the marquee. The Hi-Way Theatre had a small balcony and the restrooms were located in a foyer in the rear of the balcony. One of the things that was notable about the Hi-Way Theatre was its hand dipped ice cream. It has a rather large concession area for a small theatre.
In the auditorim the walls were lined with a red material with scone lighting three to each side of the auditorium. It also had a small stage in front that was used by some of the local schools for performances. When the Hi-Way Theatre closed in 1961, admission was 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children.
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