Screenland Armour

408 Armour Road,
North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Paradise Theatre Now the Screenland Armour

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Designed in a Spanish Revival style by noted Kansas City architects Keene & Simpson, the Armour Theatre opened in September 1928 with 650 seats.

Later operated as a live theatre, known as the Paradise Theatre. It was renovated and reopened in February 2008 by the independent Screenland chain. Now seating 300 station seats, with a selection of red leather loungers. The Screenland Armour now serves food and drinks with the movies.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Butchrigby on April 5, 2008 at 5:03 pm

The new Marquee is up! The Theatre will reopen May 22, 2008 (Think: Indiana Jones!)

RobbKCity on April 10, 2008 at 4:02 am

Thanks Butch. Everyone is looking forward to having the theater open.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

The Northtown Opry website gives the address as 408 Armour Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64116.

RobbKCity on April 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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

RobbKCity on May 20, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

This is the Armour Theatre building registration form for the National Register of Historic Places. Architects mentioned for the Armour Theatre building are Keene and Simpson.

atmos on March 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

Theatre opened on 6 Sep 1928 with the film,“Warming Up”,starring Richard Dix and Jean Arthur.It reopened as the Centre Theatre on 25 Dec 1963 and was renamed the Paradise in 1984.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm

This is another 1985 night photo.

Tinseltoes on July 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Transformation from Armour into Centre described in this 1964 trade report: Boxoffice

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