Maffitt Theatre

2812 Vandeventer Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63107

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SethG on April 15, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Should be listed as demolished. Even in 2007, streetview shows a park there.

JAlex on June 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm

The theatre opened in January 1918 with 1280 seats, an operation of the Consolidated Theatre Company. The theatre soon was operated by Famous Players-Missouri, then City Wide Amusement, and St. Louis Amusement beginning in 1921. In 1941, the house was stripped to the walls and the new design, by Leo Abrams, opened in August with 956 seats. Union difficulties closed the theatre in three weeks, and two months later the theatre was destroyed in a fire of mysterious origin. The theatre reopened in 1943 and ceased operation in June 1953.