Crown Theatre

119 South Florissant Road,
Ferguson, MO 63135

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Previously operated by: Wehrenberg Theatres

Architects: George Berg, Eugene S. Johnson, Albert C. Maack

Firms: Johnson & Maack

Functions: Banquet Hall

Previous Names: Savoy Theatre

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Crown Theatre

The Savoy Theatre opened December 25, 1936, originally seating 632. It was later renamed Crown Theatre and was part of the Wehrenberg chain. It was located in the heart of the shopping district in downtown Ferguson.

A long time mainstay of the Wehrenberg chain, in 1966, the theatre was completely gutted and remodeled by Wehrenberg and they started a first run policy. This lasted until the neighborhood changed and the shopping district gradually dwindled to just a few shops.

The Crown Theatre closed in 1993 and today the building is home to a banquet hall named the Savoy.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

JAlex on March 20, 2005 at 12:37 pm

Opened December 25, 1936.

DSnow on March 27, 2005 at 6:14 pm

The Crown has reopened as a banquet hall—complete with stage—under the original Savoy name.

JAlex on September 10, 2007 at 1:07 pm

1936 seating capacity of 632. Architect firm of Johnson and Maack.

In 1966 re-do architect listed as George Berg. Seating capacity reduced to 420.

JAlex on February 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

Opened as the Savoy December 1936.
Closed as the Savoy June 1965.

Reopened as the Crown November 1966.
Closed as the Crown January 1983.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on August 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

Looking at the far left of the picture of the Crown, it looks like something shaped like a W…or maybe a crown…is on the roof. Was that true or am I just a victim of wishful thinking? :)

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on August 18, 2011 at 10:47 am

Wishful thinking – that’s part of the sign of the neighboring business which was set back from the street.

rivest266 on February 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm

November 23rd, 1966 grand opening ad in the photo section. Two other GCC cinemas opened on the same day.

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