Designed by the Boller Brothers in the French neo-classical style, the Landers Theatre was completed in 1909, making it the oldest and largest of all the civic theatres that are of operation in Missouri today. It has continuously functioned as a theatre and a movie place from its opening.
Named after its original owner, Landers, the Landers Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its unique architecture and historical significance in Springfield and all of Missouri. It was the 35th movie theater to show a sound film in 1928. It was also the venue of the first network color TV show to be broadcasted out of New York City or Hollywood.
The award winning Landers Theater still operates as a theatre today and is the home of the Springfield Little Theatre.