There used to be so many more theaters in St. Louis, and they’ve mostly been demolished. Take the Granada, seen above, and then look below, where the theater and its entrance have been removed and turned into a parking lot for the apartment building that originally attached to the theater.
It was fairly common for theaters to have narrow entrances that cut back into the block, since the street frontage was valuable as leasable storefront space.
Further down Gravois was the Kingsland, which is now completely gone.
It has been replaced by an Aldi and its parking lot.