Past Missourian news coverage on the Missouri Theatre

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 12:09 a.m. CDT

The Missouri Theatre was part of the Columbia community since opened in 1928. The first show it ran was a film called "Steamboat Bill, Jr." Since then, it's hosted a variety of headlining performances. A brief recap of a few names to hit the Missouri Theatre's stage:

Tony Bennett

Matt Haimovitz — Rock 'n Roll cellist

Heartland Men's Choir

Pedestrian Theatre Company

The Missouri Contemorary Ballet

The news about the theater's financial woes has clouded coverage of it recently, but the venue has supported a number of community festivals and groups through the years, too. A brief cross section of Missourian coverage over the last few years:

Former Missouri Theatre Executive Director David White goes door to door to raise money for the theater renovation

The Missouri Theatre gets ready for its grand opening ceremony after renovation in 2008

The theater names Kanani May interim director after the resignation of executive director David White

Theater postpones Hot Summer Nights festival because of budget issues

Eric Staley assumes role as director of the theater

Missouri Theatre hosts True/False Film Festival events

Departing CEO: Missouri Theatre needs $1 million to regain footing

Missouri Theatre closes with uncertain plans for the future

Arts community shaken by closure of Missouri Theatre

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