Warwick Theatre

3927 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit

Architects: Carl Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Styles: Colonial Revival

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Warwick Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri

One of the many theatres built in Kansas City designed by architectural firm Boller Brothers. The Warwick Theatre opened on September 26, 1914 in Colonial Revival style. It seated 1,022 on two floors. One of the noted aspects in its decoration was the rich red velvet draperies that adorned the stage and the matching seating material. The Warwick Theatre closed May 24, 1953 with Ethel Merman in “Call Me Madame” & Van Johnson in “Confidentially Connie”.

In November 2015 it was announced that the theatre had been purchased by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Company to be used as a live theatre.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

claydoh77 on November 18, 2004 at 9:11 am

I believe this building is owned by the same owner as the Uptown in KC, MO. Until recently the Warwick housed Soreal Design which has now moved. The building is currently for sale or lease-
Here is the real estate listing including a picture & pricing- You have to click through the listings or do a search for “3927 Main St”:
View link

I’ve heard this is mostly stripped inside & not much representing a theatre is left because it held a department type store at one time. Looking through the window it seems to have a concession stand counter, though if it is original or retro-fitted I don’t know.

Dionna on November 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm

The Warwick is indeed for sale or potentially for lease.
I am trying to locate some of the older photos to put up on this site when the photo system is back up and running, so stay tuned…
Please give me a call for further information.

Dionna Farbstein, Sales Associate
RED Brokerage, LLC
4717 Central
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.876.2524 (direct)
816.547.8807 (cell)
816.777.3501 (fax)


spectrum on November 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

The google street view indicates “Soreal Design” is located there, and the ariel view says “City in Motion School of Dance” . At least it’s occupied, and the front facade (a nice classical romanesque design) looks in great shape.

spectrum on November 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm

…so it’s not Soreal design, the comment above says that moved. But the signs are still there. So is it vacant or has something else moved in I wonder.

hampton_woods on July 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

As of today, the Historic Warwick Theatre at 3927 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111 is for lease.

Total Space Available: 20,000 SF Rental Rate: $9 /SF/Year Property Type: Office Property Sub-type: Office Building Building Size: 20,000 SF Year Built: 1912 Zoning Description: Commercial

Description: 18,000 SF includes main level & mezzanine plus 2,000 SF basement. New roof. Eligible for Historic Tax Credits. Ideal for creative office/retail. 22 ceiling height. Ample off-street parking.

I found the above information at the following URL: http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16863983/3927-Main-St-Kansas-City-MO/

Hope this helps.


RobbKCity on November 28, 2015 at 4:35 am

The Kansas City Star is reporting that the Warwick Theater has been purchased by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre company for use as a live performance venue.


OKCdoorman on December 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Listed as the Fox Warwick, last day as a movie theater was Sunday, May 24, 1953 with CALL ME MADAME (sic) starring Ethel Merman, and Van Johnson & Janet Leigh in CONFIDENTIALLY CONNIE. [Kansas City Star]

rivest266 on April 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm

This opened on September 26th, 1914. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on November 8, 2022 at 6:04 am

The instrument of choice for the Warwick Theatre was the American Fotoplayer by the American Photo Player Company.

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