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Missouri Theater, Saint Joseph

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The Missouri Theater and the Missouri Theater Building adjoin each other in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Missouri Theater was built as a cinema in the atmospheric style, using a combination of Art Deco and Moorish detailing. The Missouri Theater Building was built as a companion, and both were completed in July 1927.The Missouri Theater was designed by noted theater architects Boller Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri, with sculpture by Waylande Gregory. It was constructed by the Capital Building Company of Lincoln, Nebraska for local attorney and promoter Joseph Goldman. The theater has a single balcony that looks over a house designed to resemble an open tented courtyard, decorated with details borrowed from Assyrian and Persian architecture. While the theater was principally designed for movies, it could also be used for live performances, with dressing rooms, a fly loft and an orchestra pit. It also featured a Wurlitzer theater organ.The Missouri Theater operated as a cinema until 1970. For the next few years it operated as a community theater, and was purchased by a community group in 1976. In 1978 the city of St. Joseph bought the theater for use as a performing arts center. The theater and office building were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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  • I have seen movies here when I was a child and now I have seen musical performance and dances as an adult. The theater is gorgeous and very stately.  more »
  • Old historical theater that will catch your eye. The sound is awesome and every seat is a great seat to view whatever u are attending. :)  more »
  • They host many different plays & shows, especially for kids & during holidays. Enjoyable, cozy atmosphere.  more »
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  • Love going to this historical art-deco theater for local arts events! I have attended RRT plays and Saint Joseph Symphony performances here and they have never disappointed. Also pleased with the price of tickets compared to similar events in Kansas City.
  • Beautiful place. Was here for a RRT show and it was great! Gorgeous views!!!@williamsjackson that is the dance studio problem not Missouri theatre , people and companies rent out the Missouri theatre so don't give it one star here go do that on the dance places!!!!!
  • There is not a bad seat in the house! The play is very good!
  • It's a beautiful place!
  • Fantastic historic theater. It's absolutely beautiful inside. Seating is comfortable. Lobby is small so there is a bit of a shuffle to get in sometimes. Parking is not great so arrive early to get a spot.