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RobbKCity commented about Lincoln Theatre on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

A photo of the Lincoln Theater can be found at the following link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/FangKC/LincolnTheateron19thSt-2.jpg

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RobbKCity commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I still feel sad about AMC leaving the Mainstreet because AMC/Durwood Theaters has had a presence in downtown Kansas City for decades. This company was born in Kansas City, Missouri with the purchase of the old Regent Theater downtown. When they move from their headquarters building to Leawood, they won’t have any presence there at all anymore. The Power and Light District was originally Stan Durwood’s (AMC) idea. I wish AMC had ended up with ownership of the Mainstreet after it was restored, and not Cordish. I had hoped at one time that AMC would build a new headquarters building west of the theater.

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RobbKCity commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

Wrong address above. The first Orpheum Theater was at West 9th and May Street.

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RobbKCity commented about New Center Theater on Aug 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

15th Street was renamed Truman Road.

Here is a link to a photo of the New Center Theater.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=7275&CISOBOX=1&REC=11

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RobbKCity commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Aug 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

It’s true about there being pens for elephants in the basement and a seal pool. I don’t think the tunnel to the President Hotel remains. It has probably been sealed up on both sides, and the City might have removed it during regular infastructure rebuilding. I haven’t heard of anyone who has seen or been in it.

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RobbKCity commented about Lyric Theatre on Aug 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

The Kansas City Star recently published an article stating that the University of Missouri-Kansas City is exploring moving the Conservatory of Music and Dance from the campus to downtown’s Lyric Theater, and use it as a student rehearsal and performance space.

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RobbKCity commented about Linwood Theatre on Aug 4, 2011 at 7:08 am

Here is a link to a book describing the theater.

http://books.google.com/books?id=saMbAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1641&lpg=PA1641&dq=Linwood+Theater+Kansas+City&source=bl&ots=Gbn6VexfVS&sig=ZqUMeezpCRo4H55K4F0FCHS-eXk&hl=en&ei=oTU6TvqvCMOEtged1_2YAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Linwood%20Theater%20Kansas%20City&f=false

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RobbKCity commented about Esquire Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Image of Esquire Theater front facade.

http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=738293e1c6fb79905fb58dcaf947adc1;med=1;q1=umkcredic;rgn1=umkcredic_all;size=20;c=umkcredic;lasttype=boolean;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;subview=detail;cc=umkcredic;entryid=x-015.tif;viewid=015.TIF;start=1;resnum=15

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RobbKCity commented about Aladdin Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

The address of the Aladdin Theater changed when they renamed 15th Street as Truman Road.

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RobbKCity commented about Esquire Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Image of the Esquire Theater.

http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=738293e1c6fb79905fb58dcaf947adc1;med=1;q1=umkcredic;rgn1=umkcredic_all;size=20;c=umkcredic;lasttype=boolean;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;subview=detail;cc=umkcredic;entryid=x-010.tif;viewid=010.TIF;start=1;resnum=10

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RobbKCity commented about Apollo Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Image of the exterior of the Apollo Theater before facade change.

http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=738293e1c6fb79905fb58dcaf947adc1;med=1;c=umkcredic;q1=umkcredic;rgn1=umkcredic_all;size=20;lasttype=boolean;view=entry;lastview=thumbnail;subview=detail;cc=umkcredic;entryid=x-001.tif;viewid=001.TIF;start=1;resnum=1

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RobbKCity commented about Empress Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

A postcard of the Empress Theater can be found here:

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=1117&CISOBOX=1&REC=5

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RobbKCity commented about Vista Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm

The Vista Theater building has been demolished.

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RobbKCity commented about Vista Theatre on May 14, 2011 at 3:30 am

An addition news link about the fire at the Vista Theater.

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RobbKCity commented about Vista Theatre on May 13, 2011 at 4:38 am

The Vista Theater was destroyed by fire on May 12, 2011. Several businesses occupied the the 79-year-old building, and it appears to be a total loss. Firefighters have yet to discover the cause of the fire.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/27871002/detail.html

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RobbKCity commented about Missouri Theatre on Mar 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Missouri Theater complex experiences fire damage; theater saved by fast-acting firefighters.

A fire broke out in the Missouri Theater complex on Feb. 18, 2011. Fast-acting firefighters took drastic action to save the theater itself from fire damage. The theater only sustained smoke damage. Dressing and rehearsal rooms, and theater office space, in adjacent buildings were the only areas significantly damaged by fire.

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http://www.kmbc.com/news/26925078/detail.html

City looks into fire cause

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RobbKCity commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:03 am

Construction is ongoing. The reopening date has been changed to summer of 2009.

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RobbKCity commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Sep 11, 2008 at 3:23 am

The most recent word I’ve heard is that the AMC Mainstreet (formerly the Empire) is set to reopen for film screenings in December, 2008.

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RobbKCity commented about Midland Theatre on Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00 am

Here is an article published in today’s Business Journal of Kansas City describing the renovation and reopening of the Midland Theater. The theater has its' first performance tonight by Melissa Etheridge, who grew up in nearby Leavenworth, KS.

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RobbKCity commented about Midland Theatre on Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00 am

Here is an article published in today’s Business Journal of Kansas City describing the renovation and reopening of the Midland Theater. The theater has its' first performance tonight by Melissa Etheridge, who grew up in nearby Leavenworth, KS.

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RobbKCity commented about Midland Theatre on Aug 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Here’s a story in the Kansas City Star on the renovation of the Midland Theater.

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/733898.html

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RobbKCity commented about Screenland Armour on May 20, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Story in the Kansas City Star on reopening of the Armour (formerly Paradise) Theater.

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/627185.html

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RobbKCity commented about Midland Theatre on Apr 30, 2008 at 2:57 pm

The marquee says the theater is slated to reopen in the summer of 2008. Melissa Etheridge has recently been scheduled to play in September.

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RobbKCity commented about Screenland Armour on Apr 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

The new marquee looks great. Can’t wait to see it lit up.

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RobbKCity commented about Kimo Theatre on Apr 13, 2008 at 1:36 am

This photo would have probably been after the 1943 remodel.