Folly Theater

300 W. 12th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64105

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rivest266 on July 19, 2022 at 1:13 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

Trolleyguy on August 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Updated website link:

RobbKCity on January 2, 2006 at 8:41 am

The Folly Theater Web site (a link is provided above) also shows many current color photos of the interior of this theater.

claydoh77 on January 16, 2005 at 9:17 pm

The Folly was originally called the Standard, changed to the Century & finally the Folly.

Here is a link to more info on the folly & an old postcard from it’s days as the Century:
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JimRankin on April 29, 2004 at 5:34 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: and special photos and information concerning the Kansas City theatres: UPTOWN and the MIDLAND is available on this temporary page of their site at: 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.