Isis Theater

3102 Troost Avenue,
Kansas City, MO

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dougsparling
dougsparling on June 8, 2013 at 6:19 am

The article says there was a fire in 1939, so I’m guessing it was closed for a while and reopened in 1940.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Here is some linkrot repair for the Kansas City Public Library images:

1918 photo, showing the original two-story Wirthman Building.

1937 photo, showing the five-story Wirthman Building.

A 1928 photo showing what the library presumes is the lobby of the Isis.

Another 1928 photo showing the theater by night.

A 1940 photo, with an inexplicable “Grand Opening Friday October 6” displayed on the marquee (perhaps the theater had been closed for a while for renovations.)

ladymjw
ladymjw on August 22, 2010 at 11:19 pm

KCK all your links are not working.

RobbKCity
RobbKCity on September 10, 2007 at 9:19 am

Interesting link to the Isis Theater programming

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claydoh77
claydoh77 on December 26, 2006 at 4:08 am

Another photo:
View link

Article about the tulips on troost where the Isis once stood:
http://chuck.mahost.org/weblog/?p=1341

RobbKCity
RobbKCity on July 22, 2006 at 9:37 pm

The Wirthman Building and Isis Theater were originally constructed in 1918 as a two-story building. The additional stories were added later. It appears it was done sometime between 1918-27, since the additional stories appear in photos taken in 1927.

mlind
mlind on July 19, 2005 at 5:31 am

I don’t know. You might want to check with the KCMO public library. They appear to have an impressive collection on local history. I know that in the past they had an exhibit on movie theaters. They probably have old issues of newspapers on microfilm too.

mlind
mlind on July 18, 2005 at 12:34 pm

Interior of Isis in 1928 View link

mlind
mlind on February 15, 2005 at 3:38 pm

Information from KC Public Library View link