The listing for the theater includes three adjacent vacant lots.
The half-acre property was priced at $149,500 in 2016.
2912 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO 63118
In a historic Dutch Neighborhood of StL
1 screen - 481 seats
The original owner was Joseph Hallaman, who named the theatre after his son.
(Architect: Theodore Degenhardt)
***** Bill Miller - 1972 - 1978
***** Herman Carnell
*****Novation Church - 2015
1972 - Gutted, Remodeled, Screen and sound system replaced, Seats and concession stand replaced (Original box office in tact)
2009 - Research shows the final day (night) of theatre operation was October 18, 1992
5/2011 - used as a Youth Center for Strive STL and in June 4th was opened as a Music Venue
5/2017 - Renovation plan for the Melvin Theatre goes before Board of Adjustment 6/14/2017. Plan is for community and theatre use. (Twitter, Greg Johnson)
Judy (Sheryl Lee) walks past the Melvin Theater in “The Makings of You.”
Photo Courtesy of Matt Amato