Theatre

417 Main Street,
Boonville, MO 65233

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50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on March 15, 2024 at 1:39 pm

The Knights Of Pythias actually operated as early as 1888 at a different location inside a lodge, but members from the Pythias purchased a vacant lot on Main Street in February 1889 with an estimate $2,500.

SethG
SethG on May 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm

I’ve added a photo. I’m convinced that the NRHP listing is wrong, and we should not list this as demolished. Note the old-fashioned brickwork in the alley (especially the ‘column’), and the fact that almost the entire top of the Farmers Trust ghost ad is missing. It’s clear that the roofline was lowered, and the fa├žade updated.

SethG
SethG on April 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm

This wasn’t the Stephens. That’s the Thespian Hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

The 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory lists only two theaters at Boonville: the Stevens Opera House, and the Star Dome Theatre (which sounds like it might have been an outdoor house) but gives no addresses for either.