2400 Elmwood Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.
Architects: Carl Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Ashland Theatre opened in 1946 seating 586. This was another of the Boller Brothers designed theatres in the Kansas City area. It was built for the Commonwealth Amusement chain.
It was a nice but smaller neighborhood house. The front facade was a patterned brick down from the roof to the marquee and then balck panels the rest of the way. The Ashland had a large V shaped marquee.
A small lobby with two small chandeliers. Three aisles into the auditorium. the auditorium was done in multicolor paints with patterns in the design. There was scone lighting that accented the patterns of the paint with multicolor lights about every ten feet on each side of the auditorium.
The Ashland Theatre closed in 1968.
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