Theatre Missouri AKA Mainstreet AKA RKO Missouri AKA Empire AKA Empire 2
Cinerama film formats shown 3-strip and 70mm
3-strip dates From 06/14/56 to 05/17/59
Removed and flat 70mm installed
From 08/30/61 to 12/08/63
70mm dates From 12/19/63. Empire 2 started showing Cinerama 70mm films from 02/08/67
Screen curvature and size  
Address 1400 Main Street at 14th
Comments Twinned 11/08/66. 4-plexed 1980. Closed 1993
Current status Now AMC Mainstreet 6

List of Cinerama films that played at the theatre from Cinema Treasures

THIS IS CINERAMA
Premiere Date: June 14, 1956
Engagement Duration: 39 weeks
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Premiere: March 12, 1957
Duration: 23 weeks
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Premiere: August 21, 1957
Duration: 35 weeks
SEARCH FOR PARADISE
Premiere: April 22, 1958
Duration: 18 weeks
WINDJAMMER
Premiere: August 28, 1958
Duration: 15 weeks
SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Premiere: December 10, 1958
Duration: 23 weeks
THIS IS CINERAMA (Return Engagement)
Premiere: August 30, 1961
Duration: 11 weeks
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (Return Engagement)
Premiere: November 16, 1961
Duration: 9 weeks
CINERAMA HOLIDAY (Return Engagement)
Premiere: January 19, 1962
Duration: 8 weeks
SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (Return Engagement)
Premiere: March 16, 1962
Duration: 7 weeks
SEARCH FOR PARADISE (Return Engagement)
Premiere: May 4, 1962
Duration: 5 weeks
WINDJAMMER (Return Engagement)
Premiere: June 6, 1962
Duration: 8 weeks
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Premiere: August 8, 1962 (Mid-West Co-Premiere)
Duration: 33 weeks
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Premiere: March 28, 1963
Duration: 37 weeks
ITíS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD
Premiere: December 19, 1963
Duration: 51 weeks
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Premiere: March 17, 1965
Duration: 18 weeks
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL
Premiere: July 21, 1965
Duration: 11 weeks
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Premiere: February 21, 1966
Duration: 18 weeks
KHARTOUM
Premiere: June 27, 1966
Duration: 12 weeks
RUSSIAN ADVENTURE
Premiere: September 21, 1966
Duration: 7 weeks
GRAND PRIX
Premiere: February 7, 1967
Duration: 38 weeks
CUSTER OF THE WEST
Premiere: January 25, 1968 (Mid-West Co-Premiere)
Duration: 7 weeks
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Premiere: June 12, 1968
Duration: 27 weeks
ICE STATION ZEBRA
Premiere: December 19, 1968 (Mid-West Premiere)
Duration: 15 weeks
THIS IS CINERAMA (Re-Issue)
Premiere: May 24, 1973
Duration: 6 weeks

 

The following pictures came from the book Saturday Matinee in Olde KC by Chris Wilborn.

 

Below from the 6/15/56 Kansas City Star

Below from August 21, 1957

 

Pictures below from the February 6, 1961 issue of Boxoffice

Pictures below from the March 15, 1961 issue of Motion Picture Exhibitor.

Below from the 8/30/61 Kansas City Star

 

Below from the 1/1/62 Kansas City Star

Below from the 6/3/62 Kansas City Star

Below from 10/5/62 Kansas City Star

Below from 3/28/63 Kansas City Star

 

 

Below from 6/7/63 Kansas City Star

Below from 5/28/65 Kansas City Star

Below from 1/1/66 Kansas City Star

Article below from the March 28, 1966 issue of Boxoffice

Below from 5/27/66 Kansas City Star

Khartoum premiered June 27, 1966 at the Empire theatre

Below from 10/7/66 Kansas City Star

 

 

Article below from the February 6, 1967 issue of Boxoffice magazine

Below from 2/8/67 Kansas City Star

Below from 6/12/68

Below from 12/27/68 Kansas City Star

Below from 6/15/73