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A WeKan Fundraiser! Help Restore the Neon Sign!

December 18, 2017 0 Comments

     

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Breakfast With SANTA!

December 18, 2017 2 Comments

   

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The 1900 Theater…RETURNS TO LIFE!!!!!!!!

December 17, 2017 8 Comments

About forty years ago the 1900 theater in Strong City went dark. About forty years ago the last movie was shown. About forty years ago the last popcorn was served. About forty years ago. The theater went dark. Then the roof collapsed. And things looked very grim for the 1900 theater. Very grim, indeed.  …

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Santa and Mrs. Claus at the 1900 Theater!!!!!!!!

December 16, 2017 2 Comments

  This Wednesday, and through Sunday, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on the porch of the 1900 theater waving hello to all good boys and girls! (Oh, heck, and maybe some naughty boys and girls, too!). And there will elves, as well! And candy canes for everybody! Ho, ho, ho!!!!!!!!      

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Chase County Country Christmas!

November 22, 2017 1 Comment

           

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The Lost Auditorium

October 18, 2017 9 Comments

In 2000, the roof of the 1900 theater suffered a partial collapse, then total collapse. Almost the entire interior was destroyed by this catastrophe. A successful application to the Kansas Heritage Trust Fund enabled a new roof to be installed. Then, the destroyed interior, which had been rained on for years, was scooped out. The…

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Exploring the Ruins

October 18, 2017 5 Comments

In 2000, the roof of the 1900 theater suffered a partial collapse, then total collapse. Almost the entire interior was destroyed by this catastrophe. A successful application to the Kansas Heritage Trust Fund enabled a new roof to be installed. Then, the destroyed interior, which had been rained on for years, was scooped out. But…

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Introducing the New 1931 Uptown Theater!

October 16, 2017 6 Comments

It has been something of a mystery when the 1900 Auditorium was renamed the UPTOWN theater. This week, Tom Thompson solve this mystery!                        

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The Neon Sign Begins Its Journey!

October 16, 2017 3 Comments

About a decade ago the neon UPTOWN sign was taken down, and it has been stored ever since in a city-owned building. It was high up and hard to see in storage. But today it was brought down to ground level!         From what we can tell, the sign was black with…

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Our New GO FUND ME!

October 9, 2017 1 Comment

The Strong City Preservation Alliance now has a GO FUND ME account to help restore the 1900 Theater! If you would like to help, just click on the DONATE button at the op of this page, or click on the GO FUND ME icon at the bottom of the page! Now that the roof has…

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