Oak Park Theatre

3935 Prospect Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64130

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Oak Park Theatre marquee

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The Oak Park Thetare was one of three theatres located on Prospect Avenue within an eight block stretch. It was located in the Oak Park neighborhood. Opened around 1931, it seated 1,091 and closed in the early-1960’s. The front of building was an all red brick with the center coming to a large “V” shape. The front had double steeple like towers on each end of the front facade. The auditorium was a large single floor building with a large domed roof. It originally had a large triangular shaped marquee.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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RobbKCity
RobbKCity on June 18, 2007 at 1:50 am

The former Oak Park Theater remains in use as a commercial building.

jumpinjiminy
jumpinjiminy on August 1, 2007 at 8:10 pm

The correct address is 3935 Prospect Ave and the Mount Vernon Baptist Church occupies the building today. I have attended this church on a few occasions.

RobbKCity
RobbKCity on August 14, 2007 at 4:37 am

Thanks for the update.

ladymjw
ladymjw on August 20, 2010 at 6:10 am

Thanks for the pictures of the old movie theater I went to from 1940 until it closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

Facade and auditorium photos of the Oak Park Theatre illustrated an ad for the Kooler-Aire Engineering Corporation on this page of Boxoffice predecessor Exhibitors' Forum, issue of April 7, 1931.

KCB3Player
KCB3Player on August 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

That was a beautiful theater. The later marquee must have been installed by the same company that did the Aladdin Theater because they looked very similar. Still looking for interior pics of the Oak Park and any pics of The Aladdin when it was still operating.

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