Strand Theatre

3544 Troost Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64109

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Strand Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri

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The Strand Theatre opened in 1917, but since September 1, 1962 it has featured adult movies.

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christofermeissner on November 22, 2008 at 11:43 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 9:24 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 9:27 am

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

kcmo on February 24, 2011 at 4:20 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 10:21 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 2:58 am

Pitch article….

networkmike on January 1, 2015 at 1:50 am

been searching for at least an hour trying to find a porn theatre still open. I’m now going to plan a vacation with the wife to kc. I’ve always wanted to go to a theatre to watch porn. then when I got of age they disappeared in Wisconsin. really think it would be fun to take in at least one movie in my life time

markp on January 1, 2015 at 8:07 am

networkmike, I dont know how it is now-a-days, but when I was a projectionist in an adult theatre from 1978 to 1990, I can say I saw some interesting things going on in the 800 seat auditorium of the theatre. But I also say to you that theres nothing like viewing it on the big screen, so go enjoy.

rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 10:47 am

Adult cinema policy started on September 1st, 1962. Ad in photo section.

Strand on September 29, 2015 at 9:39 am

98 Years and still operating. They recently re-seated the auditoriums.

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