1928 party: Missouri Theatre screens 'Steamboat Bill, Jr' for the third time

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | 11:13 p.m. CDT; updated 11:50 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — When the Missouri Theatre opened in 1928, patrons at its first movie screening enjoyed a showing of “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Thursday night — 80 years later — the same film drew a much more contemporary crowd. The movie was shown as part of the ongoing celebration of the reopening of the restored Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.