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Regent Theater

109 E 12th St
Kansas City MO

Record #11900  
 Opened: 1916
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 597 seats
Architect(s): Boller Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Dubinsky Brothers Theaters, Commonwealth Theatres, Durwood Theatres, AMC Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by David Litterer.

This theatre became the first theatre in what would eventually become the AMC chain. Maurice, Edward and Barney Dubinsky, performers who had traveled the midwest theatre circuit and tent shows performing melodramas with Jeanne Eagles, bought the Regent in 1920, creating a company called Dubinsky Theatres. Eventually they changed their family name to Durwood, and the company to Durwood Theatres. In 1961, the company passed on to Edward's son Stanley, who renamed it American Multi-Cinema, later opening their first multiplex, the Parkway Twin.

The Regent was built in 1916, was remodeled in 1945, closed later in the 1960s and was demolished to be replaced by an office tower.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 10/11/2020.

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