Front of Owens Theatre
At that time the Owens Theater was built fishing the White River,
Built in 1936, the Owens Theater is still in its original location and can be found on the west side of Commercial Street in historic downtown Branson, three doors south of the junction of Commercial and Pacific Streets, at 203 South Commercial Street.
Its rustic exterior blended in nicely with the tourism needs of that day and, even today, serves as a reminder of a type of construction and an era long gone by. Although today, the Owens Theater serves as the home of several small shows, and its interior has been modified to provide the lighting and facilities necessary to do so, its original interior and feel of history are still evident.
The Owens Theater is a Branson original. Although not a "music theater" when it was originally constructed, it could arguably be the first theater built in Branson to provide the type of family entertainment that Branson has become famous for.