STRONG CITY, KANSAS

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

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.

 

Now, let’s travel to the very near future…

 

….for…this coming Friday something quite extraordinary will happen in Strong City, Kansas.

The 1900 theater will…return to life.

Yes! The 1900 theater will return to life!

At 6PM, the big door on the south side will open, and you will be invited…INSIDE!

Then at 7PM, movies will return to the 1900 theater for the first time in almost forty years with a showing of the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.

 

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The theater is a ruined shell. But there will be seats, popcorn, beer and wine, a tiny bit of heating, and many many many colorful stars on the high stone walls and even higher ceiling.

The evening will be magical. And memorable.

 

The admission is:

  • $20 per adult (18+)
  • $10 per child (17-)
  • Families of three or more are just $50 (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 DOOR OPENS AT 6PM.

THE MOVIE BEGINS AT 7PM.

(A porta-potty will be on site!)

 

This coming Friday something quite extraordinary will happen in Strong City, Kansas.

The 1900 theater…will return to life.

Yes! The 1900 theater will return to life!

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Patricia Kelly on December 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    FANTASTIC SITE! This is a fabulous idea and I wish you all great success!!!
    PK

  2. Marilyn on December 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Great announcement Ross….we do appreciate your flair!!

  3. tiffaney jewel on December 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, I thought you were saying that the restoration was completed already. I was like, well that was fast! Still, what a fun event. Great idea to raise money. Wish I could go!

    • Ross on December 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      We wish, Tiffany! We wish!

  4. Sandra Lee on December 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Love love love this post & the hope & cheer it generates with this wonderful event! Kudos to the Alliance & supporters for a successful & fun fun fun event! Wish I was close as this sounds lovely!

  5. Leta (PRITCHETT) SOLIS DeMayo on December 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    How wonderful! Spent my childhood in that theater. So sad when it closed! A piece of history restored. Good luck with it!

  6. Laci J on February 28, 2018 at 9:50 am

    It wasn’t quite 40 years ago when the last movie was shown. I saw the only movie I remember there and it was Home Alone. Google tells me it was released in 1990. I would have been 11 at the time. I also have amazing memories of going to visit Santa and Mrs Claus a couple years at Christmas. I’ll see if I can find any good pictures.

    • Laci J on February 28, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Correct. I was born in 1979 and I have fond memories of going there. But as you mentioned, we’ll give some slack. I’m sure they are trying to piece together records. On another note, I am so tickled they are finally working on restoring it.

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