Strand Theatre

3544 Troost Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64109

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Strand Theatre

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The Strand Theatre opened in 1917, but since the early-1970’s it has featured adult movies.

Contributed by Chuck

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 22, 2007 at 11:26 pm

The 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook gives as seating capacity of 650 for the Strand Theatre.

RobbKCity on August 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Was this always called the Strand Theater or did it have another name originally.

christofermeissner on November 22, 2008 at 9:43 am

As far as I know, the theatre has been called the Strand since its opening, which was not in the ‘30s, as stated above, but was in circa 1916. The above comment about the theatre having shown adult movies since approximately the '70s is accurate.

kcmo on February 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

Actually the Strand was built in 1917. I have the original abstract.In about 1980 the old style marquee collapsed. As it was built, facing Troost, there was a beauty shop and a barber shop on either side of the theater entrance. The barber shop close in about 1983.

kcmo on February 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

It is currently the oldest still operating theater in Kansas City.

kcmo on February 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Oh, yes, I noticed that. Too bad we can’t find a picture of the original Marquee. It was outstanding.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on April 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

Hello all,

I am doing a large-scale research project on adult theatres and would be very interested to hear from anything who either worked at or attended this theatre during its time showing adult films. If you would like to help me out, you can email me at .


midtown_kc on July 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Pitch article….

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