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.
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