The Midland & Mainstreet Theatres Reconstruction
The Central Library is closed due to a suspected gas leak. All other locations are open regular hours. We expect to be open as usual tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11.
May 21, 2009
On Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Jay Tomlinson, a partner at Helix Architecture + Design, discusses the renovation and reuse of the Midland and Mainstreet Theatres as part of the vibrant new Power and Light District.
The Midland, constructed in 1927 and now called The Midland by AMC has received enhancements that include state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and amenities. The theatre features flexible seating configurations, with live show capacity ranging from 1300-3000. The Mainstreet, built in 1921 and originally called the Empire, underwent a renovation in 2008 that included converting the venue into a six-screen movie theatre using the latest digital technology.
Tomlinson’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Historic Kansas City Foundation. Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.