Mullikin Theatre

1707 N. Boonville Avenue,
Springfield, MO 65803

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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres

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Mullikin - Springfield, MO

The Mullikin Theatre was a neighborhood house located on N. Boonville Avenue at W. Commercial Street. It opened April 24, 1927 with Alyce Mills & William Powell in “My Lady’s Lips” plus vaudeville acts. It seated 400. It was closed in 1940.

It had reopened by 1950 with 619 seats. The Mullikin Theatre was closed on December 31, 1952.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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hhardley on July 18, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The Mullikin Theater actually was located a half a block south of Commercial St. on N. Boonville Ave. It was showing movies in 1953, according to ads in the local newspaper, so it wasn’t destroyed by fire in 1940 unless it was rebuilt.

booley on April 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

This theater was not destroyed, but was dark until after World War II when it was reopened as a Dickenson Theater and showed very old movies, sometimes triple features. It was managed for a while by Leon Weaver of the Weaver Brothers and Elviry troup and was open through the 1950s.

rivest266 on July 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

This opened on April 24th, 1927. Ad page 1

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moviejs1944 on March 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

According to local newspaper ads from the mid-50s when the Millikin was being used as a church, a better address for it would be 1707 N. Boonville. That’s a half block south of Commercial Street on the west side of Boonville. There’s a parking lot there now according to Google Earth.

dallasmovietheaters on November 5, 2020 at 1:19 pm

The Mullikin Theatre ended its movie run on December 28, 1952 with an awesome western triple feature of “Fury at Furnace Creek,” “Rope of Sand,” and “El Paso.” It then had a special nine-feature all-adult show for New Year’s Eve in 1952.

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