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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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  • Happened to be in town for the first night of the season, and it was wonderful. Wasn't sure how my pre-teens would enjoy the play, but they loved it. The theater is beautiful. It reminds me of the Fox...  more »
  • I hadn't been to the Missouri Theater since I was in high school, over 35 years ago. I surprised her with tickets to an Eagles trubute band. Still a marvellous building. Great architecture 
  • I used to go as a child to see my father perform in the St. Joseph Symphony. Today you can see classical music and other performances in this historic downtown theater. 
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful building & RRT is always putting on fantastic shows! I love coming to watch my friends in the different shows in this lovely place.
  • I went here for the youth sympathy, They Had Great 🎵 There, Amazing Music Performance, I wish i could stay there forever! 😆
  • This is a lovely little gem in the heart of the city. You'd be surprised at the amazing cast and crew's ability to bring the stage to life.
  • Beautiful theatre Live performances concerts theatre productions