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 1 Comment

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 3 Comments

  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 0 Comments

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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