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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December 12, 2019

Saturday, December 21st, the 1900 Theater will be offering a showing of the 1989 movie classic: CHRISTMAS VACATION     The film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Randy Quaid, with Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki as the Griswold children Audrey and Rusty, respectively. DATE: Saturday, December 21st. TIME: Doors open at 7PM. The movie begins at 7:30PM. ADMISSION: Free! However, for a…

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The 3 B’s

April 17, 2020

  Across Kansas, 94 people have died of the virus. This will get higher. The United States has a highest death toll from the virus than any other nation: 36,905 as of today. This will be higher tomorrow. This will be much higher in a week. While there are people protesting the national shut down, this…

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June 27, 2020

Every year, to help raise money to restore the 1900 theater, the Strong City Preservation Alliance sells fireworks. This year, again, we are conveniently right on main street, next to Ad Astra:                        

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A Miracle On Cottonwood Street

October 20, 2020

                                        What are the odds of this? There are a million white glass shades out there, and in hundreds and hundreds of different styles. But, late last night, looking on eBay, this shade came up, newly…

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A Resurrection

November 1, 2020

Recently, we posted about finding the exact glass shade to the original one smashed to bits when the roof of the 1900 theater collapsed.                                                

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December 20, 2020

    If you drive by, make sure to honk! And wave! And Santa’s mailbox in front? It’s filled with candy canes! But only if you’ve been good all year! And if you’ve been very bad? You get two candy canes!    

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