Missouri Theatre to be leased by University of Missouri-Columbia

Deb Sheals, a historic preservation consultant, said it best: Saving a historic building requires putting it to work. Now, the Missouri Theatre will be put to work by the University of Missouri. This article by the Columbia Daily Tribune notes that the manager of MU’s Jesse Hall plans to put the Missouri Theatre to work….

Missouri Theatre’s new leader

Commitment. Optimism. Hope for the 1,100-seat beauty that is the Missouri Theatre. That’s what I read in the Jan. 30, 2011 article by Lynn Israel in the Columbia Daily Tribune, which quoted Carole Sue DeLaite, new co-president of the Missouri Symphony Society board. Plans continue to be “made to keep the stage filled,” the article…

Missouri Theatre: A history of volunteerism

Here’s an article about the Missouri Theatre that outlines how many buildings are saved: through the efforts of volunteers. Missouri Theatre, built in 1928, could have ended up like so many of the beautiful movie palaces, divided into tiny little screening rooms. But volunteers and others worked to save the theatre in its glorious original…