1923 Photo from the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat collection
4949 Easton Ave|
Saint Louis MO
|Record #18905 |
Opened: February 8, 1923|
Closed: January 26, 1953
Current Use: Retail
Capacity: 1000 seats|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.
In business by 1923, the Aubert was the scene of a horrible yet mundane tragedy a decade later, when stagehand Josiah J. Bennett cut his little finger while changing a sign and subsequently died of blood poisoning some ten days later.
Noted St. Louis architect Leo Abrams remodeled the venue in March 1946, after which it reopened with 1000 new upholstered seats and air conditioning. Just a few years later, the Arthur chain sold the theater, which was converted into a National Food Store. The last show, a double feature of "Harlem Globe Trotters" and "Fort Osage", was shown January 26, 1953. The building now houses a Dollar General store.
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February 1923 photos from the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat collection.
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- New Photo Playhouse [News Article] [Size: 469 KB] Source: Saint Louis Globe-Democrat (February 4, 1923)
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