Boone Theatre

15 N. Eighth Street,
Columbia, MO 65201

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

Architects: Dick O'Rear

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Boone Theatre in 1945

The Boone Theatre opened on January 28, 1939 with Victor McLaglen in “Pacific Liner”. At which time it was operated by Commonwealth Amusement Corp. They were still operating it in 1950. The Boone Theatre was closed in September 1955.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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wdoss12 on October 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

boone theater was open before 1946,fron 1942 to 1946 i went there a lot. it was not anything like new in 1942

SymphonicPoet on April 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm

This building was probably last in use as a jewelery store called Best of the West in the early ‘90s. All structures on the west side of the relevant block have been demolished and replaced over the last thirty years with a city parking garage and an annex to city hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm

The January 27, 1939, issue of The Film Daily had the Boone Theatre in Columbia,Missouri, on its “Theatres Planned” list. The projected cost of the 400-seat house was only $10,000. Judging from that, and the photo we have, I suspect that this was an old building being converted into a theater on a low budget. It might even have been an old theater long closed being reopened under a new name. The item said that the architect for the project was named Dick O'Rear.

rivest266 on December 16, 2023 at 11:49 am

The Boone theatre opened January 28th, 1939, and closed or stopped placing ads in September 1955. Grand opening ad posted.

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