Mainstreet Theatre Renovation

Creating a state-of-the-art movie experience within a historic landmark

Helix renovated the historic Mainstreet Theatre, a famous vaudeville venue originally designed by the renowned Chicago architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp, transforming it into AMC’s flagship facility. The “Dinner and a Movie” concept was reimagined, offering an upgraded guest experience called Cinema Suites, where guests enjoy luxurious reclining seats as well as in-theatre dining and beverage service. AMC’s first fully digital theater has been cited by several media outlets as one of the World’s Best Movie Theaters.

Location: Kansas City, MO
Square-Feet: 60,500

The restored historic signage is an icon announcing the beginning of central Downtown, a conversation piece for those who remember it…the most visible element of the Power & Light District.”

Cydney Millstein, Cultural/Historical Resource Consultant, Architectural & Historical Research

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