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Midland Theater


2002 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
1228 Main St
Kansas City MO
(816) 471-8600

Visit Website Live Theatre National Register 1977
Record #1068  
 Opened: October 28, 1927
Capacity: 3800 seats
Architect(s): Thomas Lamb; Boller Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register: 1977
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Saxon, Loews Midland
 Previously operated by: Durwood Theatres, AMC Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Kansas City Public Library.

An early street scene at 13th and Main includes the six-story Loew's Midland Theater and the adjoining 12-story Midland Office Building, which faces on Baltimore.

The Midland complex, of which Thomas W. Lamb of New York City and Boller Brothers of Kansas City were architects, was erected by Boaz-Kiel Construction Company of St. Louis.

The magnificent steel and masonry building had its gala opening in 1927, and those attending marveled at the ornately decorated lobby and art objects. Oriental rugs and thick carpeting covered the floors.

The American flag flies high atop the building, and the flags of the U. S. and its allies of World War I hang over the 13th Street fašade.

The post card was published in color by Hall Brothers of Kansas City, forerunners of Hallmark Cards.

The legend on the reverse side reads: "One of the finest and most luxurious theaters in America, seating 4,000 and including the latest and most approved equipment for staging and air conditioning."

Kansas City Star
December 24, 1977

 Photos
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July 2002 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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1965 photos from the William Hamilton collection.


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1959 photos from the William Hamilton collection.


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 Postcards
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Postcards from the Kansas City Public Library collection.


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Last featured 3/8/2005. Last edited 7/6/2012.

 
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