Uptown Theatre

202 S. Main Street,
Carrollton, MO 64633

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

Styles: Art Deco

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Uptown Theatre

The Uptown Theatre is one of those quaint small town theatres with the old theatre atmosphere. You are greeted with a smile and the warmth premiates throughout your visit. The theatre opened in 1936 and originally seated 669. By 1941 it was operated by Commonwealth Amusement, and they continued to operated the Uptown Theatre until at least 1950.

It has been remodeled in an outstanding Art Deco style. The front facade is two stories high and one side it starts out with a dark grey color with scalloped concrete running down the front, then leads into yellow color in the same style with the middle in the same style but in white. It has a small V-shaped marquee with a vertical running from the center of the marquee to above the building. The lobby has been recently redone and in bright colors. The auditorium even though only now seating 350 is spacious and in warm contracting colors.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

uptownjen on April 1, 2008 at 3:36 pm

that photo is recent?!

the theatre doesn’t look open…but i could be wrong.

RoadsideArchitecture.com on January 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

Still closed summer 2010:

The marquee sign is the same design at the former Plaza Theatre in Trenton, MO (maybe the theatres had the same architect?):

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