1114 Main Street,
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Architects: H. Alexander Drake
Styles: Colonial Revival
Previous Names: Newman Theatre, Towne Theatre
Located in downtown Kansas City, this theatre was formerly known as the Newman Theatre when it opened in June 1919. It originally had an Austin pipe organ and later in 1925 this was replaced by a Wurlitzer style 260. A 3 Manual 15 Rank organ with real 32ft Diaphones. The organ is currently in a private home in Zanesville, Ohio.
In 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. and was re-named Paramount Theatre on June 15, 1947. From January 29, 1969, it was briefly known as the Towne Theatre after it had been converted into a 4-screen cinema by architectural firm Lund-Balderson.
It was closed on February 6, 1972 and was torn down later in 1972.
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