Pix Theatre

3551 Prospect Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64128

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Previous Names: Emerald Theatre, Circle Theatre

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Emerald theater 1915

The Emerald Theatre was another neighborhood house and one of many located along Prospect Avenue. It was about eight blocks east of the Woodland Theatre. The Emerald Theatre was opened March 29, 1913 and seated a little over 700. For many years it operated as the Circle Theatre. It was renamed Pix Theatre on February 11, 1944 and closed around 1955. It has since been demolished. It was located on Prospect Avenue between E. 35th Street and E. 36th Street.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

The Emerald Theatre was in operation by 1915, according to the date the Kansas City Library gives this photo of it. The following year the operators opened an airdome across the street, according to this item from the July 22, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“Emerald Airdome Opens.

“Kansas City, Mo.—The open air Emerald theater, with a seating capacity of 1,000, has opened, at Thirty-sixth street and Prospect avenue. The management believes in giving the open air as good service as is given in the ‘winter’ theater across the street, and the projection is particularly well cared for. The charge is five cents. Business up to winter standards is expected. The program, too, is kept up.”

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on December 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Emerald became the PIX Theater in the early 50s but was closed around 1955.

rivest266 on April 21, 2018 at 11:26 pm

This opened on March 29th, 1913. Grand opening ad.

rivest266 on May 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Reopened as Pic on February 11th, 1944. Ad in the photo section. Ads as Emerald disappeared from 1920-1944. Was this closed during this time or did not bother to place ads.

dallasmovietheaters on November 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

This was known to many locals as the Circle Theatre housed in the Circle Theatre Building - the name it had for the majority of its operating years. (When it closed, an article referred to it as the former Circle Theatre.) It did, however, open as the Emerald and close as the Pic.

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