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“Beautiful small theater” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Missouri Theater

Missouri Theater
717 Edmond, Saint Joseph, MO 64051
816-271-4628
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful small theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Beautiful interior, good view from the middle (not too expensive) seats. We've been to several shows here, from Fiddler on the Roof to Ron White and always enjoyed ourselves. Only negative - seats are way small and not a lot of foot room. The steps are pretty steep, but we've always found ourselves at the bottom of the upper section.

Visited September 2012
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“Historic and Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Unbeleiveable structure with so many different attractions.

Visited July 2012
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St. joseph
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“In Love with this Theater!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Such a treasure for the city of St. Joseph The facility is truly amazing. My family and I enjoy attending shows at the theater. We attend many Robidoux Resident Theatre productions at this venue and are truly amazed at the local talent this community has to offer. I would recommend anyone to attend any of the fantastic arts offerings that take place at the Historic Missouri Theater.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Grand old movie house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Movie palace from 1927. Aw-inspiring interior. Classic exterior.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Abyssinian Revival!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Up-front disclosure: I went to lots of movies in this place when it was a cinema in the 60s. I also played Hrace Vandergelder onstage here in a high-school production of "Hello, Dolly!"

I am happy to see that St. Joe has recognized this treasure and is trying to preserve and make use of it. The décor is a wild sort of "Code of Hammurabi meets PT Barnum" eclectic, over-the-top mishmosh. The faux-canvas ceiling is awesome. The theatre has been technically upgraded (which was sorely needed) since I trod the boards; the city is currently allocating money for a new fly system.

After sitting derelict for years, local and touring musical and theatrical productions are making good use of the space. Go for the show, but be sure to look around at the fantastic surroundings.

Visited March 2012
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