3229 Troost Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres
Architects: Carl Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Previous Names: Woodlin Theatre
The Woodlin Theatre was opened in February 1912. On June 1, 1912 new operators took over and it was renamed Apollo Theatre. Dark terra cotta front façade with a U shaped marquee. Ornamental work around the exterior poster cases and the box office. The box office was centered and entrances on each side of the box office.
The Apollo Theatre had a nice sized lobby with a good sized concession area which I am sure was expanded in later years. The theatre had a small balcony. There was decorative plaster work on the proscenium around the stage. The Apollo Theatre was one of many theatres that were designed by the Boller Brothers in the Kansas City area. The theatre closed by Fox Midwest Theatres on July 30, 1958 with David Niven in “Around the World in 80 Days”. It was turned into a night club in 1959. The building gained a new façade and was ‘For Sale’ in March 2019.
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