Saturday, April 12, 2008

Midland Theatre Opening Soon

The Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, was completed in 1927 at a cost of $4 million and is the largest historic theater within 250 miles of the city. The Midland, designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, was the first theater in the country to have air conditioning.

The theater is also well known for its over 500,000 feet of gold leaf, five giant Czechoslovakian hand-cut crystal chandeliers, irreplaceable art objects and precious antiques, and spectacular wood and plaster work. In 1966, The Loew’s Midland Threatre briefly became a bowling venue until purchased later that same year by AMC Theatres.

AMC Theatres, known for their innovations with smaller twinned theaters, now operated one of the largest movie palaces in the world. In 1981, AMC changed the focus to become a performance hall, still used today for concerts, broadway stage shows, ballet and other live events. The Midland Theatre was listed to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1977.

The historic Midland Theatre located in downtown KC will reopen this summer.

This grand theatre has played host to such artists as Faith Hill, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Duran Duran, The Moody Blues, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Buble, R Kelly, and JethroTull. The history and beauty of the structure will be restored and the sound, lighting and enmities enhanced. A true landmark will be returned to the people of Kansas City.

Learn more about this historic landmark and what's in store for its future by following this link.


  1. Did I miss where it says what is it going to be?

  2. Incredible Facility, Beautiful historical architecture, can't wait to go another show there!