Community Theatre

813 Minnesota Avenue,
Kansas City, KS 66101

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OKCdoorman on November 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Closed as the Cameo by Commonwealth on Sunday, January 2, 1977, showing a Rudy Ray Moore (Rudolph Frank Moore)/‘Dolemite’ double-feature of 1976’s THE HUMAN TORNADO and his self-titled debut from 1975, DOLEMITE. (Kansas City Star)

Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 1:24 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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on December 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Thanks for the modern photo Don.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

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 on March 20, 2009 at 11:46 am

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 on September 10, 2007 at 2:54 pm

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

claydoh77 on November 22, 2004 at 7:19 am

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