Victory Theater

105 E. 12th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106

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Originally called the Elliott Picture House, but the name was changed to the Victory Theater when it was purchased by a new owner, Archie Josephson, on November 11, 1918. The Victory Theater was closed in 1925.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 7, 2009 at 9:13 am

The Victory ended its run as a movie house in 1925. It was demolished to make way for a business building. The Reel Journal of February 21, 1925, said that the new building would be 38x76 feet, so unless part of the theater’s lot was divested for some other project, it must have been a fairly small house. Still, it was apparently an important part of Kansas City’s early theater row. The Reel Journal said “…what was once as grand a motion picture theatre as could be found in town now is only a second and third run house.”

Archie Josephson, by the way, was listed as proprietor of the Hotel Bray, at Twelfth and Baltimore, KC, in an ad in another 1925 issue of The Reel Journal.

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