Uptown Theater

3700 Broadway,
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Patsy
Patsy on September 11, 2005 at 12:38 am

The exterior dome on this theatre is really quite an architectural masterpiece!

Patsy
Patsy on September 11, 2005 at 12:35 am

CantonPalaceTech: When my husband and I meet you next weekend please remind me to ask you about this theatre not being atmospheric anymore!?!

CantonPalaceTech
CantonPalaceTech on July 26, 2005 at 6:27 pm

Eberson? Not any more. There are no more stars, clouds, or birds, and yes, the Theatre has been repainted, by a single local painter, except the base coat, which was all black?? Thank God they didn’t demolish it, but to call it restored??? I’d say retrofitted fits more.

Patsy
Patsy on June 9, 2005 at 4:52 pm

An Eberson/atmospheric that isn’t CLOSED or DEMOLISHED! Miracles do exist!

Suwanti
Suwanti on June 9, 2005 at 6:50 am

What a good news to know from this web site!

Salute to those who try hard to restore this theatre!

Patsy
Patsy on March 6, 2005 at 8:59 pm

“Today, the Uptown is one of the Midwest’s finest restored historic movie palaces.” Sure is nice to read about this RESTORED historic theater! Then to read….“The ceiling featured a field of twinkling stars, drifting clouds, and for a time, mechanical birds.” is really quite something as I’ve never read about the addition of “mechanical birds”.

paulaclark
paulaclark on May 26, 2004 at 4:35 am

I remember this theatre! I was young, it was the 60’s, and this place was awesome! If I’m not mistaken, I saw Cleopatra and Paint your Wagon here, but it’s been so many years ago, it’s hard to remember. Kansas City was blessed with several nice theatres when I was growing up. This was one of the best. I remember the stars on the ceiling! I’ll have to stop by when I get back to K.C. someday.

JimRankin
JimRankin on April 29, 2004 at 11:39 am

Tour of Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas Theatres in 2004
From June 26 through July 1, 2004 the Theatre Historical Society of America will tour a number of theatres in Kansas City Missouri and surrounding areas, including theatres in Lamar, Joplin, Richmond, St. Joseph and Springfield, MO, as well as Miami, OK, and these cities in Kansas: Leavenworth, Kansas City, Emporia, El Dorado, Augusta, Wichita, Hutchinson, McPherson, Salina, Concordia, and Topeka. More information is contained on their web site: http://www.HistoricTheatres.org and special photos and information concerning the Kansas City theatres: UPTOWN and the MIDLAND is available on this temporary page of their site at: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/fromarch.html A glossy brochure about this “Heart of America” Conclave is available from the Society’s headquarters listed on their homepage, via E-mail to the Ex. Director, or via snail mail. Membership in the Society is not required to attend the Conclave and tour the theatres, but fees do apply as detailed on their site. Bring your camera and lots of film, for it is usually difficult or impossible to enter these theatres for photos, and some of them will surely not be with us in the years to come.