Owensville Community Theater - Owensville, MO
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N 38° 20.921 W 091° 30.027
15S E 631034 N 4245566
Quick Description: Built as a movie house, seating reduced from 525 to 360 for stage theater.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2021 6:00:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM14GH2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of theater: Gasconade County
Location of theater: 1st St., Owensville

This is now a stage theater and ticket prices are not standard, but vary with event.
Back in the dat the matinee was 10¢ and adult admission was 30¢

The Horsefield Brothers launched the Gasconade Theatre on February 2, 1919 with “Grandma’s Boy.” Mrs. F.H. Gail was there taking a $5 prize for suggesting the name. The picture shows had been held previously at Henneke’s Hall. The Gasconade installed a new sound system on May 19, 1929. In 1955, the theatre installed widescreen to play CinemaScope titles.


"This theatre goes back to at least the mid-1920’s when it was known as the Gasconade theatre and was still operating as a movie theatre at least into the late-1960’s. It was renovated from 2004 thru 2007 when it was reopened as a live venue called the Owensville Community Theatre. Seating was originally listed at 525 but is now listed at 360. Should have an AKA Gasconade Theatre." ~ Chris1982

Theater Name: Owensville Community Theater

Country: United States of America

Address:
216 N. 1st St., Owensville, MO 65066


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Christmas in Juneberry by Andrew Frodahl
Trivia Nights, and music venues (Jazz & Blues). Open to the high school for plays.


Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 2 February 1919

Architect/Designer: The Horsefield Brothers

Seating Capacity: 360

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
Because of COVID-190 the theater has been virtually empty for the 2021 year. Planning to re-start events before the end of the year.


Stage Type: Not listed

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