16 N. Harvey Avenue,
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The Midwest Theatre opened August 1, 1930 with Richard Barthelmess in “The Dawn Patrol”. Seating was provided for 1,700 and it was equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre organ. It was operated by Warner Brothers Theatres. The architect was John Eberson who designed the auditorium in a Spanish Renaissance/Atmospheric style. Publicity at the time of opening also credited M.C. McKee as the designer of the the theatre. In 1947 the World Premiere of “Black Gold” was held at the theatre with the star of the movie Anthony Quinn making a personal appearance. On December 1, 1960 the World Premiere of “Cimarron” starring Glenn Ford was held at the Midwest Theatre.
Following a period of playing X-Rated porn movies, the Midwest Theatre closed in 1975 and was demolished in 1976. A parking garage now stands on the site.
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