New Movie Theatre

2351 Market Street,
St. Louis, MO 63103

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Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Movie Theatre

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The Movie Theatre opened in 1921 seating 406. The Movie was just a small sub run house located a few blocks from the busy Union Station. It was remodeled in 1946 and renamed the New Movie Theatre. It stayed around until the travel by trains had dwindled to nothing and closed in 1957 when the area was set to be redeveloped.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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JAlex on July 31, 2009 at 6:16 pm

This theatre was in operation at least as early as 1914 when a building permit was issued to “alter picture show.”

The address, 2351, puts it on the north side of Market Street…the MSD is on the south side.

localarchivstSTL on September 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Hi again.

This theater was one of the earliest (third behind the World’s Dream Theater and Brighton Theater) theaters owned and maintained by Thomas and John James. According to the St. Louis Argus the theater was a community favorite for its cheap shows, diverse offerings and comfortable confines. I’ve uploaded a few clippings to illustrate.

Also, in April of 1916 the theater was expanded to include an airdome at 2126 Market—see Argus clipping.

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