Circus Theatre

3608 St. John Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64123

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Functions: Community Center

Previous Names: St. John Theatre

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Circa 1946 photo as The Circus Theatre courtesy Barbara Campbell.

The St. John Theatre was opened in 1913. It was still open in 1943, but by 1946 it had been renamed Circus Theatre. It had closed by 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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DavidZornig on May 29, 2020 at 9:03 am

Additional history courtesy Sandy Collins Walker: “Built about 1913 as Saint John Theater. By 1946 the name had changed to Circus Theater and by 1950, it was no longer operational. The facade has changed over the years.” Owned by J.T. Wilson in 1925, who also owned the Bancroft Theatre at 4307 Troost. Later used as a Salvation Army thrift store circa 1950s-`70. Still standing today as Delta Lab Community Services, with the original roof line peak removed. Multiple images added.

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