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Westside--Alternative Theaters Play to Kansas City's Offbeat Film Buffs
Article about the movie theater on Troost Avenue showing only "vintage, offbeat and independent films."
File includes the Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places.
Two KC Area Theaters Find Their Places in History
March 10, 2005
Article reports the entering of two historic Kansas City area theaters into the National Register of Historic Places: The Overland/Rio in Overland Park, Kansas (7204 W. 80th St.), and the Granada in Kansas...
Theaters Will Act in P & L District's Success
May 9-15, 2008
Article describes two historic theaters that are being renovated as part of the Kansas City Power & Light District project. The Empire Theater, known henceforth as Mainstreet Theater will be a six-screen...
The Uptown Theatre
Fourth Quarter, 1987
Article features the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, and includes several photographs of the interior and exterior of the theater. Some of the unusual features of the building are highlighted....
The Return of Glory to the Midland
Second Quarter, 1982
Article features the return of the 1927 silent film masterpiece of Abel Gance, Napoleon, which was shown at the restored Midland Theater.
The Last Picture Show: A Kansas city Magazine Photo Essay
Photographs mainly of drive-in theater signs. The theaters are located in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
The Last (Dirty) Picture Show
January 10-16, 2013
Article describes the history of and current state of the historic Strand theatre, located near 35th Street and Troost. References are made to the Strand theatre as a mainstream motion picture theater...
The Globe to Be Razed
Article about the demolition of the theater whose "greatest claim to histrionic distinction here [Kansas City] is that the talking movie. ..was introduced within the Globe walls."
The First Municipal Motion Pictures Ever Made
Article about publicity motion pictures of Kansas City for prospective businesses to view before locating in the city, called the first of their kind and filmed by C. W. Hutton "the photographer for the...
Some Movie Theaters in the Area
Book contains brief information and pictures on selected movie theaters in Iowa, Kansas, St. Louis metro area, Missouri, and Nebraska as well as the Kansas City metro area. Those listed locally include...
Signs Reduce a Rental: Monthly Income to Increase $150 if Obstructions Are Removed
Photo, caption, and article about the monthly fees charged to businesses at the Schutte Building with excessive signage on Grand Avenue, including a movie theater and Chinese restaurant. Addresses affected...
Show Business Is No Business: Movie Maniac
Biographical article about Wade Williams, "a 47-year-old Kansas City native" and "the area's pre-eminent film producer." Owner of "the largest library of science fiction shows" from the 1940s-1960s, producer...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 9, 1930-1941, Page p1107
A portion of Kansas City from E. 70th Street Terrace south to E. 72nd Street and from Olive Street east to Montgall Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 9, 1930-1941, Page p1013
A portion of Kansas City from W. 73rd Street south to W. 75th Street and from Pennsylvania Avenue east to Wornall Road, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 9, 1930-1941, Page p0921
A portion of Kansas City from E. 56th Street south to E. 57th Street and from Rockhill Road east to Forest Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p854
A portion of the Intercity District between Kansas City, Missouri, and Independence, Missouri, from E. 11th Street south to E. 14th Street and from Glenwood Avenue east to Ralston Avenue, showing buildings,...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p841
A portion of Independence, Missouri, from Winner Road south to E. 20th Street and from Northern Boulevard east to Claremont, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p767
A portion of northeastern Kansas City from E. 39th Street south to about E. 41st Street and from Wabash Avenue east to Chestnut Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
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