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!
Thanks to Marilyn McComber and Justin Garr for Best in Red! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the 1900 theater tonight, too, 5PM to 6:30. CHRISTMAS EVE! Then they will have to rush off because they have a LOT of work to do tonight! Come on by and get a candy cane!Continue Reading
A goal of the Strong City Preservation Alliance, which is spearheading the restoration of the 1900 theater, is to have the sign restored so it may once again beckon people inside the theater for events. With no color images of the sign when it was new, some guesswork was needed: what colors should the…Continue Reading
This Saturday, May 19, the 1969 classic, True Grit, will be playing at the 1900 Theater! True Grit will be shown on our brand new 150-inch screen with our new projector and sound system, purchased through the generosity of a Trusler Grant and the Emporia Community Foundation. Thank you! There are four speakers, one in corner…Continue Reading
The 150-inch screen is new! As are the projector and sound system, purchased through the generosity of a Trusler Grant and the Emporia Community Foundation. Thank you! We even have new chairs! And two old church pews! With a speaker in each corner, the sound is impressive! Justin Garr worked hard to put the…Continue Reading
The sign was taken down about ten years ago and has been in storage since. No one recalls the sign ever having its neon tubing intact and lighted. We have worked hard to raise the funds to restore the sign to its full glory, as a dramatic and highly visible way of showing the…Continue Reading