3319 Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres
Architects: Robert O. Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Alamo Theatre, Festival Theatre, Dove Theatre
The Alamo Theatre opened in 1910 seating 610. It was just south of downtown Kansas City on Main at 34th Street. The Alamo Theatre was a ‘reverse’ theatre, with the audience entering at the screen end. The Alamo Theatre was closed in the late-1930’s. After a period of closure, it was remodeled in 1943 by architect Robert O Boller, who gave it an Art Deco style makeover, and ‘un-reversed’ the theatre.
After the remodel the theatre was reopened June 17, 1944, re-named Kimo Theatre and seated 592. The theatre had a small balcony with the staircase to the right of the lobby and concession stand located on the opposite side. Three aisles into the auditorium Molded plasterwork lined the ceilings of the lobby and auditorium. The Kimo Theatre closed by Dickinson Theatres around 1972. It reopened briefly as an adult theatre known as the Festival Theatre and then the Dove Theatre before eventually dropping adult films in favour of live adult entertainment which lasted into the early-1990’s.
The street numbering may have now changed to 3406 Main Street.
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