Idle Hour Theatre

316 S. Broadway,
Salisbury, MO 65281

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The 1910 Sanborn shows a theater operating in one half of a 2-story brick commercial building, which was constructed sometime after 1899. By 1916, the theater had either switched from the southern to the northern storefront, or the first had closed and a new one had opened. At some point the building was demolished and replaced, or the second story was removed and the remainder remodeled.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

The Idle Hour is the only theater listed at Salisbury in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. Mr. Carl A. Barnert had bought a theater at Salisbury, according to the April 18, 1916 issue of The Moving Picture World, though the item did not give the theater’s name.

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