World in Motion Theater

802 Walnut Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106

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World in Motion Theater

The front of this unusually named theater was blown off in a February 1925 explosion, which followed a dispute over non-union employees. The owner of the theater at that time was Earl H. Roraback.

It must have been repaired as in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Motion Picture Yearbook it is listed with a seating capacity of 350, but ‘Closed’.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Ken Roe

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on May 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm

The World in Motion Theatre is one of about 200 satisfied customers listed in a late 1920’s ad for Reproduco Pipe Organs. Reproduco’s market was smaller theatres so Ken’s mention of 350 seats sounds exactly right.

davidcoppock on March 28, 2017 at 2:31 am

The front of the building looks it had caught on fire!

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