STRONG CITY, KANSAS

Built as an opera house, and later converted into a movie theater (The Uptown), this beautiful stone structure is beginning its long-awaited restoration. Please join in the great adventure!


 

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

December 17, 2017 13 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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Breakfast With SANTA!

December 18, 2017 3 Comments

   

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A WeKan Fundraiser! Help Restore the Neon Sign!

December 18, 2017 1 Comment

     

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Getting Ready for MOVIE NIGHT!

December 18, 2017 3 Comments

The interior of the 1900 theater is a ruined shell. But the Strong City Preservation Alliance is dedicated to getting the theater restored. In the meantime…          

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The Final Clean!

December 20, 2017 1 Comment

      In just two nights, a movie will once again be showing in the 1900 theater!!!!!!!!        

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Wanna Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus?

December 21, 2017 6 Comments

  Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be at the theater tonight thru Sunday, from 5PM to 6:30PM. So, come and say hello! (And thanks to Kay Lauer and Ross MacTaggart for Best In Red. And thanks, too, to Jaque Schmidt and her grandson, Aidan Shaw, for being elves!)    

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Wanna Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus?

December 22, 2017 1 Comment

      Thanks to Rachel and Kevin Ireland for Best in Red! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the 1900 theater tonight, too, and through Sunday night, 5PM to 6:30. Come on by and get a candy cane!          

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The Best Movie Screen West of the Mississippi!

December 22, 2017 2 Comments

      And tonight!   The admission is: $20 per adult (18+) $10 per child (17-) Families of three or more are just $40 (two adults and one or more children) Popcorn and beer and wine are included in the admission price! All proceeds will help to restore the theater. Dress warmly!   THE…

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A Magical Evening. With Chill.

December 23, 2017 4 Comments

              Before the show, Dorothy Doolittle stepped into the star-filled shell of the building. Dorothy, and her late husband, Dudley, owned the building for four decades. Last night, she said that she had not planned to attend as it would have been too sad seeing the building in a…

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Wanna Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus?

December 23, 2017 1 Comment

    Thanks to Hadie and Alexus Hatcher for Best in Red! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the 1900 theater tonight, too, and Sunday night, 5PM to 6:30. Come on by and get a candy cane!  

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