Summit Theatre

1717 Summit Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108

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robboehm on November 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm

Uploaded current photos of the building. The restaurant, Chez Elle, has closed.

dallasmovietheaters on November 30, 2020 at 1:38 am

The Summit Theater reopened beginning May 18, 1956 playing Spanish language films by Joseph R. Duran. After closing again, it would become an antique store. In 2006, the theatre was restored and reopened for special events before being converted to condos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2018 at 2:57 am

The restaurant occupies only the ground floor of the former theater building, and perhaps not all of that. According to a listing at Trulia, the remainder of the building has been converted into 8 residential apartments. The Summit Theatre was built in 1913, and was listed in the 1914-1915 edition of The American Moving Picture Directory.

OKCdoorman on February 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm

Closed for good on Wednesday, June 29, 1955, with a double-feature of a ten-year old Yvonne De Carol oater, FRONTIER GAL, and a more recent Lippert Pictures procedural, 1954’s THE BIG CHASE starring soon-to-be the Amazing Colossal Man, Glenn Langan. [Kansas City Star]

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Thanks spectrum.At least it isn’t another parking lot.

spectrum on November 26, 2010 at 3:44 am

The restaurant’s website is . From the pictures it looks like it’s all new inside (probably wasn’t much left when they bought the building) but it’s done up very nicely.

spectrum on November 26, 2010 at 3:38 am

The Summit is now the Chez Elle Crepenie and Coffee House. Front facade looks nice; no idea how much or if any of the interior still exists.