Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Landers Theatre
The Landers Theatre was built in 1909 by John and Douglas J. Landers. It opened with a production of "The Golden Girl." Lillian Russell, Sousa's Band and Fanny Brice have all appeared here. The Landers was the 35th theatre in the nation to show talking movies. Springfield Little Theatre has owned the Landers since 1970.
July 4, 1976
Honoring Donors to the
Star 2000 Campaign
The Landers Theatre
Dedicated October 2, 1997
Erected 1976 by Springfield Historical Sites Board and City-County Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 37° 12.428′ N, 93° 17.457′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 East Walnut Street, Springfield MO 65806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Post Office in Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gillioz Theater Wilshire Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Store in Greene County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); Shrine Mosque (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. History of The Landers Theatre. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Landers Theatre National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 443 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.