3200 E. Independence Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres
Firms: Boller Brothers
Previous Names: Chief Theatre
The Benton Theatre opened on September 11, 1913 with 917-seats. Another of the many Kansas City theatres, it was remodelled by the Boller Brothers in 1933.
Located on the corner of Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard the theatre had a corner entrance with a free standing box office and the entrance doors directly behind. This was a small neighborhood house with a small lobby but nicely decorated with a three aisle auditorium. The auditorium had a lot of decorative plastic work and plush red velvet draped covered the screen.
The last couple years the Benton Theatre was on a week end only operation and closed on June 10, 1956 with Glenn Ford in “Jubel” & Barabara Stanwyck in “There’s Always Tomorrow”. The Benton Theatre was under the Fox Midwest Theatres banner. Used as a church in recent years, the building partially collapsed on August 8, 2014.
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