State Theatre

1431 Prospect Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64127

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State Theater, 1940

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Opened as the Diamond Theatre on March 22, 1913. In the early-1930’s it was renamed State Theatre. It was a single screen neighborhood theatre located on Prospect Avenue just north of E. Truman Road. The theatre has been closed for decades.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm

According to a history of Kansas City’s neighborhood theaters published by the Jackson County Historical Society, the State Theatre at 15th and Prospect was in operation by November, 1918, as the Diamond Theatre. It was still called the Diamond at least as late as May, 1929, but by 1937 it had become the State.

The August 28, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World pushes the Diamond back even earlier, saying that it had been built by C. A. Nichols and Joe Tinker “…several years ago….”

rivest266
rivest266 on April 22, 2018 at 7:22 am

This opened as Diamond on March 22nd, 1913. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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