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. It was operated by Warner Brothers Theatres. The architect was John Eberson who designed the auditorium in a Spanish Renaissance/Atmospheric style. 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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