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Rollamo Theater

Rolla

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Rollamo Theater Marker
Inscription.  "The Rollamo Theater opened on west Eighth Street in June 1931. Lantern slides had been shown in the Shaw Opera House and downtown "air-domes", and silent movies in the Lyric Theater on Pine Street, but the Rollamo Theater was the first modern movie house. Two other theaters, the Ritz (on Rolla Street) and the Uptown Theater (on North Pine) opened in 1940 and 1941, respectively."

John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla The Old Town (St. Louis: C. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 2002), p. 44.
 
Location. 37° 56.993′ N, 91° 46.288′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pine Street and West 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 North Pine Street, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Whiskey Row" (here, next to this marker); Grant Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Edwin Long (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Drugs (a few steps from this marker); National Bank
Rollamo Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
2. Rollamo Theater Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street and Downtown Rolla (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rolla Mills (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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