Media Coverage – 201-215 S. Ninth St. – Missouri Theatre, 1928

May 11, 2015 — Historic Preservation recognizes Hubbell Drive’s 1920s bungalows, Columbia Missourian. Summary: HPC honors Hugo and Lucy Vianello for preserving the Missouri Theatre.

August 25, 2011 — Update: New curtain rises on Missouri Theatre as MU takes over, Columbia Missourian. Summary: MU leases the theatre for three years with an option to buy.

August 25, 2011 — Missouri Theatre still showed movies in 1987, Columbia Missourian: Summary: Historic information on the Missouri Theatre.

Dec. 10, 2010 — Missouri Theatre: A history of volunteerism, Columbia Business Times.

July 21, 2010 — Arts community shaken by Missouri Theatre closure. Columbia Missourian. Summary: Reaction from various art community members to the upcoming August and September 2010 closure of the Missouri Theatre, now the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

July 21, 2010 — After closure, uncertainty hangs over Missouri Theatre’s future. Columbia Missourian, July 21, 2010.
Summary: Outlines upcoming closure of Missouri Theatre, now the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Includes photos of the grand reopening on May 21, 2008 with Tony Bennett and historic photos. Includes summary of theatre’s financial troubles.

Staffers on job market after long uphill journey – Columbia Daily Tribune, July 21, 2010.
Summary: The Missouri Theatre, now the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, laid off the remaining staff members.

Future unclear as theater shuts doors. Hiatus planned until September. – Columbia Daily Tribune, July 21, 2010. Summary: The Missouri Theatre, built in 1928, was renovated in 2008 for $10 million. Now called the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, it still has a debt of $2.5 million and has been plagued by financial troubles. The MTCA will close in August and remain closed into September.

Future of Missouri Theatre uncertain. Columbia Daily Tribune, July 7, 2010.
Summary: Column by Bill Clark outlines the troubles the Missouri Theatre, now Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, faces, including the CEO Eric Staley stepping down as of July 31, 2010.

Theater chief to resign after 10 months on job. Columbia Daily Tribune, July 2, 2010.
Summary: Eric Staley, CEO of the Missouri Theatre, now named Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, plans to step down as of July 31, 2010. Says he’s proud of raising $500,000 in his 10 months, and criticizes the structure of the organization.

Upcoming ruling pivotal to Missouri Theatre’s finances, future. Columbia Missouri, June 23, 2010.
Summary: Outline of the Missouri Theatre, now the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, financial troubles, including the upcoming August 31 arbitration ruling on a $400,000 in dispute with Huebert Builders stemming from the 2008 $10 million restoration.

Group recognizes local landmarks. Columbia Daily Tribune, May 5, 2004.
Summary: Columbia Historic Preservation Commission names 10 properties to the Most Notable Properties List. The properties include homes at 202 S. Glenwood Ave., 709 W. Broadway, 1620 Hinkson Ave., 2 E. Stewart Road, 1312 W. Broadway, 121 W. Blvd., and 4713 Brown Station Road, the former Keene School. Other properties included the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity house at 24 E. Stewart Road, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at 115 Business Loop 70 W. and the Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School at 1410 Hinkson Ave.

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