Avenue Theatre

813 Minnesota Avenue,
Kansas City, KS 66101

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Carlj
Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Montgomery Wards was right next door back in the day. My dad slipped on some ice and broke his arm. Saw a few movies here back in the 70’s while it was the Cameo.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Conversion of Avenue into Cameo described in this 1969 trade article: Boxoffice

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

thanks too,Don.Wonder if any One-sheets are in There?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thanks for the modern photo Don.

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Avenue Theatre buildiing in
Kansas City.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 30, 2009 at 6:55 am

Conversion of the Avenue Theatre into the Cameo Theatre by the Commonwealth circuit took place in 1969. The May 19 issue of Boxoffice said that the changes included a radical floor redesign and a complete redecoration. A new facade was installed as well. The architects for the project were Commonwealth’s usual choice, Milton Costlow & Associates.

mlind
mlind on March 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm

There is a picture of the Avenue at the Wyandotte County Museum. The information:

N1983-20-51 Panoramic view of Minnesota Avenue with six General
Motors “Parade of Progress” buses. Avenue Theater with
marquee showing “Ulysses” and “The Black Pirate”,
Western Auto, Ford dealership, Great Western Imperial
Wallpapers, Public Loan Corporation and Feld Chevrolet c. 1941

mlind
mlind on September 10, 2007 at 10:54 pm

A postcard from the 1950’s with Avenue sign on the right (in the distance). View link

claydoh77
claydoh77 on November 22, 2004 at 3:19 pm

This theatre still stands and is owned by the Pleasant Green Baptist Church.