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The Midland by AMC

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Address: 1228 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105-2107
Phone Number:
+1 816-283-9900
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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Classic KC Theatre

I have been to this theatre many times. This last visit was to see Lewis Black, comedian. I had never sat up in the top level before, but purchased tickets there for this show... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this theatre many times. This last visit was to see Lewis Black, comedian. I had never sat up in the top level before, but purchased tickets there for this show. With the exception of the comedians on the stage being far away, I am glad I had the chance at this other view, this other experience.... More 

Thank travelsamc
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I paid $240 for two seats to see one of my favorite musicians. The seats were on the main floor on the aisle. Perfect! Uhhh ... not quite. The tiers aren't sloped. Unless you're 9 feet tall, you can't see anything unless you're in the front row of that tier. To make it worse, the acoustics are awful. I may... More 

Thank hartarabians
Kansas City, Missouri
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169 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was here for a charity event which is a nice idea although the venue was only just about up to it. I love these classic theaters though with their ornate designs and throwbacks to past times. For example downstairs there are still booths from which to make phone calls, although he phones themselves are, of course, long gone. As... More 

Thank jerryskc
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

What a beautiful theatre!! Went here to see Michael Carbonaro, the Magican who is best known for his TV show "The Carbonaro Effect". This venu was a perfect place for this event! The interior decor is fabulous! Parking right next door was $10.00. This theatre is in Kansas City's Power & Light district. Lots of fun things to do in... More 

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Midland is really pretty inside but whoever owns it is really letting it deteriorate. My friend & I went there in November for the Price Is Right show. I had not been to the Midland in a long time and was kind of shocked at the condition of the place. The stage curtain velvet was bald in some places.... More 

Thank saminkc
Kansas City, Missouri
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Right downtown on Main with streetcar running past it. Close to Power and Light District and all hotels. Built in early 1900's and restored 20 years ago. Once had live theatre, then movies from 1950-1970. Now used as live venue again. Large facility with loges and three balconys. Hosts everything from major comedieans to Broadway touring shows. Lots of musical... More 

1 Thank Motion22
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit. It was a last minute decision on the way into town. We sat in the balcony stage left and was not disappointed with our view. Gorgeous architecture. Beer sold in lobby a bonus. Staff was friendly when helping find people their seats. The stairs needed more lighting upon exit of the show and prepare for time to... More 

Thank Kimberly H
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I went to this theater for our annual nutcracker performance. First, the good: The theater is gorgeous with stained glass ceiling panels, gilded swirls and velvet curtains. Its everything you imagined in a beautiful old-timey theater. Additionally, you're allowed to take your beverages into the theater area (theres a full bar actually inside the interior theater doors)... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a great place for a show - lots of character. There really isn't a bad seat in the whole place.

Thank Rachel L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just saw Bonnie Rait perform at the Midland and her voice rang clear and true. The theatre is a classic, the way they used to build them with acoustics in mind. Even Bonnie Riat was declaring how beautiful it was for her to sing there. The sound was pure and again clear. They just dont make them like this anymore.... More 

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