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Crowd lined up for Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" at Esquire Theatre
Crowd lined up to see Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Note attached to photo: 57 years ago today, August 19th, on my 25th birthday, I opened a new, downtown movie theater, the Fox Esquire with the historic, 20th Century-Fox musical, "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Opening day ticket line was a block long! Women wore hats then... even in the summertime! (so did some men)., August 19, 1938, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "Bowy Bill" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "Bowy Bill" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "One Night of Love" at Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" outside the Tower Theatre at 213 E 12th, Kansas City, Mo., September 15, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see "She Couldn't Take It"; outside the Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "She Couldn't Take It"; outside the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Print no. 15110.
Crowd lined up to see "The Robe" outside the Orpheum Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "The Robe" outside the Orpheum Theatre, 1214 Baltimore Avenue; Kansas City, Mo., September 20, 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" in the lobby of Tower Theatre
Crowd lined up to see the film "One Night of Love" in the lobby of the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., September 16, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building for the release of the film "I Shot Jesse James"; 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Three copies of photo.
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building
Esquire Theatre redecorated as an Old West building for the release of the film "I Shot Jesse James"; 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Group of soldiers lined up to see "Immortal Sergeant" outside the Esquire Theatre
Group of soldiers lined up to see the film "Immortal Sergeant" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., January 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Interior of the Esquire Theatre lobby
Interior of the Esquire Theatre lobby, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., January 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jack Carson with Mary Laird, Katherine Joffee and Jeanne Simpson at Muehlebach Hotel
Jack Carson with Mary Laird, Katherine Joffee and Jeanne Simpson (left to right) after a performance at the Tower Theatre at Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Mo., 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jack Carson with the Tower Adorables at Tower Theatre
Jack Carson with the Tower Adorables performing onstage at Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Joseph Redmond, and three others, for world premiere of "I Shot Jesse James" outside the Esquire Theatre
Joseph Redmond standing with three unidentified people in Western dress for the world premiere of the film "I Shot Jesse James" outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., February 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Looking north from the Jones Store toward the Paramount and Roxy Theatres
Looking north from the Jones Store toward the Paramount and Roxy Theatres on 12th and Main, Kansas City, Mo., Summer 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Note on photo back lists addition business establishments in view., Publisher name on photo illegible.
Marquee advertising "Arabian Nights" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Arabian Nights" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Moontide" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Moontide" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., May 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "The Pied Piper" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "The Pied Piper" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St; Kansas City, Mo., July 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Marquee advertising "Comanche Territory"
Marquee advertising the film "Comanche Territory" at the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Hello, Frisco, Hello" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Hello, Frisco, Hello" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., March 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "How Green Was My Valley" at Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising "How Green Was My Valley" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., October 1941, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Rose of Washington Square" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising a 1946 re-release of the film "Rose of Washington Square" (originally released in 1939) at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., September 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Tobacco Road" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising a 1948 re-release of the films "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Tobacco Road" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "The Meanest Man In The World" at the Esquire Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "The Meanest Man In The World" at the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising "The Robe" at the Orpheum Theatre
Marquee advertising the film "The Robe" at the Orpheum Theatre, 1214 Baltimore Ave.; Kansas City, Mo., September 20, 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Marquee advertising Bob Hope at the Orpheum Theatre
Marquee advertising a performance by Bob Hope at the Orpheum Theatre at 1214 Baltimore Ave.; Kansas City, Mo., April 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Rooftop shot of the Tower Theatre and the Esquire Theatre
Rooftop shot of the Tower Theatre and the Esquire Theatre, 211-213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., Summer 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Street promotion for the film "Brigham Young" at Esquire Theatre
Street promotion for the film "Brigham Young" featuring a trail wagon, an unidentified male employee dressed as Brigham Young, and nine unidentified female employees carrying suitcases reading "Mrs. Brigham Young"; outside the Esquire Theatre, 211 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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