Midland Theatre prepares for a new life

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 9, 2008 at 5:05 am

KANSAS CITY, MO — Back and better than ever, the Midland Theatre returns this week after an expansive overhaul.

The historic Midland Theatre should be rocking Tuesday with Melissa Etheridge after a two-year hiatus, but its backers are just as excited with what’s happening offstage.

That is because the 80-year-old former movie palace at 13th and Main streets has picked up some new flexibility after a $28 million overhaul.

Yes, the stage will boast much-improved lighting and sound equipment, but the ornate interior has been tweaked as well to accommodate a variety of private events such as fundraisers, parties and banquets.

Read the full story in the Kansas City Star.

(Thanks to dsjeffries for providing the photo.)

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