Granada Theatre

1015 Minnesota Avenue,
Kansas City, KS 66101

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mlind on August 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm


oneliz12 on September 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

Granada has been a church since 2011- present Call “Casa de Dios para las Naciones,Inc.” it has been remodel and the Presence of God is very powerful.

rivest266 on August 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Looks like the website is closed again. Is the theatre being used?

jmoline on July 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Thanks to a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council there is a Granada Theatre website! Visit it and leave your comments, memories or photos.

spectrum on November 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

Good news: The Granada is open again. Now owned by Imagio Dei – Friends of Christianity, an ecumenical arts organization. They replaced the roof in May 2010 and as of November they are open and performances are being held. It is available to the community to host events of various types.

The website is:

Also has a link to a page on the organ which was removed and dismantled several years ago. The KCPTO recently purchased the organ and had it trucked back to Kansas City where they plan to restore the organ and install it, but they haven’t secured a location for it yet.

paulheadley on March 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Hey Butch Rigby, the description of your theater on cinematreasures says it is “closed” as of 3-7-2010.
Thought you might want to know.
Have a good one.

mlind on March 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

The Wyandotte County Museum has several pictures of the Granada. The information is below if someone feels the urge.

1982-5-1983 Granada Theater, marquee reads,“All Talking with
Songs and Dances, Betty Compson in ‘Woman to Woman'
(neg is #1983)

1983-43-42 Granada Theater, 1000 block Minnesota Avenue, markee
reads, “All Talking with Songs and Dances, Betty
Compson in ‘Woman to Woman’”, c. 1930 (neg)

mlind on October 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

I guess it didn’t make it. New plans are in this article

mlind on September 17, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Updated url for historic information View link

claydoh77 on May 25, 2007 at 9:29 am

Yes, it is open, every weekend. Currently playing Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End. See

mikefrog1 on July 27, 2006 at 11:03 am

The Granada is open again! It’s showing first run movies,along with arts movies and documentaries, subtitled in Spanish, and has been gloriously restored by Butch Rigby. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

mlind on July 17, 2006 at 11:47 am

An article on the re-opening is located here: View link

There were also two articles in the Kansas City Star but you have to pay to read them.

claydoh77 on July 17, 2006 at 5:54 am

Had a chance to see Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 there this weekend. It is well worth the visit! They’ve done a great job with the restoration, the addition of restrooms is not only convenient but doesn’t detract from the integrity of the original design. Plenty of parking. Reasonable ticket & concession prices.

Check out information & renovation photos at:

atmos on June 8, 2006 at 2:46 am

Restored theatre reopens on 7 July 2006 with 772 seats.

claydoh77 on April 20, 2006 at 5:59 pm

Butch, You are my hero, thanks to you (and Wade) for saving this landmark. I fell in love with it as a child in the 80’s. Can’t wait to see Pirates of the Caribbean in this gem!

mlind on April 20, 2006 at 5:44 pm

Article about the purchase View link

Any chance of a website with pictures of the restoration? I spend many happy days (Saturday kids matinees) and evenings there in the 50’s.

Also, history of the theater is located at this url.

Butchrigby on April 20, 2006 at 5:43 pm

We will be adding the news and restoration photos to our website ( in the next few days.

mlind on April 20, 2006 at 5:39 pm

Article about the purchase View link

Any chance of a website with pictures of the restoration? I spend many happy days (Saturday kids matinees) and evenings there in the 50’s.

Butchrigby on April 20, 2006 at 5:18 pm

I just purchased the Granada and I am happy to report that we are finishing the restoration and will be opening the theatre for movies this summer. We will show first run titles in both Spanish and English prints. We currently operate the Screenland Theatre in downtown Kansas City Missouri, and we will call this the “Screenland Granada”.

I would love to find a classic Organ to replace the Barton that is now gone.

Butch Rigby
Screenland Theatres

claydoh77 on March 6, 2006 at 6:38 pm

Though I haven’t been able to find any news stories on it, a friend told me that this past weekend the building next door burned to the ground. Apparently the Granada wasn’t damaged & they interviewed someone involved in the restoration. I plan to drive by to check it out soon.

jvollmar on October 28, 2005 at 12:16 pm

Does anyone know about the organ?

What happened to it and does anyone know if it’s still being used somewhere else like in another theater or something?

And also if anyone knows what is the history behind the organ?

claydoh77 on March 15, 2005 at 6:43 am

According to a KC Star Article from March 10, 2005; the Granada was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in February of 2005.

The article also mentions that in 1994 the theatre served as a set for the Robert Altman movie “Kansas City.”

The two storefronts have been leased & the owners reportedly hope to offer a combination of live theatre, silent films & perhaps some Spanish language programming.

mlind on November 10, 2004 at 11:17 am

This was the theater we always went to in the 50’s. I remember going to the Saturday kids' matinees with serials, cartoons, etc. Even then I thought it was a really neat building.

claydoh77 on September 3, 2004 at 9:49 am

Here is a link with a lot of historical info from Kansas City, KS Planning.

I’ll add pictures when that feature returns.