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Aubert Theatre

1923 Photo from the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat collection
4949 Easton Ave
Saint Louis MO

Record #18905  
 Opened: February 8, 1923
 Closed: March 6, 1953
 Current Use: Retail
Capacity: 1000 seats
Architect(s): Paul Klingensmith; Leo Abrams
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: Robert Morton
 Also Known As: Ketchum
 Previously operated by: Arthur Enterprises

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 building now houses a dollar 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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