Booth Theater (Independence, Kansas)

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Booth Theater
Booth Theater (Independence, Kansas) is located in Kansas
Booth Theater (Independence, Kansas)
Booth Theater (Independence, Kansas) is located in the US
Booth Theater (Independence, Kansas)
Location 119 W. Myrtle St., Independence, Kansas
Coordinates 37°13′31″N 95°42′22″W / 37.22528°N 95.70611°W / 37.22528; -95.70611Coordinates: 37°13′31″N 95°42′22″W / 37.22528°N 95.70611°W / 37.22528; -95.70611
Area less than one acre
Built 1911 (1911)
Architect Boller Brothers
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Mission/Spanish Revival, Italian Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 88001903[1]
Added to NRHP October 13, 1988

The Booth Theater is a historic movie theater located at 119 W. Myrtle St. in Independence, Kansas. The building was constructed in 1911 and renovated for use as a movie theater in 1926-27. The redesigned theater was the first in Independence to be designed specifically for use as a movie theater. The Boller Brothers, an architectural firm known for their theater designs, designed the theater in a mixture of the Spanish Renaissance and Italian Renaissance Revival styles. The theater showed films until its closure in 1980.[2]

The theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nimz, Dale (May 27, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Booth Theater" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 21, 2014.  Accompanied by photos.

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