Missouri Theatre?

posted by schrobert on July 26, 2004 at 7:15 am

KANSAS CITY, MO — I have a ticket stub dated August 2, 1958 from the Missouri Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri which I assume was a movie theater. I see no information on the Cinema Treasures site about it and I can find nothing searching Internet… is it gone, or does anyone know of it?

Comments (3)

BrendanMcKenna on July 26, 2004 at 8:55 am


Likely the Empire Theatre, which is still standing and is threatened with demolition as we speak. This theatre was known as the RKO Missouri until 1960, which lines up properly with the date of your ticket stub. It was built in 1921 as the Main Street Theatre.

BrendanMcKenna on July 26, 2004 at 9:00 am

I should also add that cinematour.com has photos of the theater, at various stages of its existence. The link:

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claydoh77 on July 26, 2004 at 12:31 pm

I think that is a good guess.
Name: Missouri (RKO Missouri)
Additional Names: Main Street (mid-1940s)/Cinerama (1970s)/Empire
Location: 14th & Main St., Kansas City, MO
Opened: October 30, 1921
Ownership: RKO
Current Status: Closed in 1985. Currently standing, but vacant.

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