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Marceline in Linn County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Uptown Theater

 
 
Uptown Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
1. Uptown Theater Marker
Inscription. Opened June 30, 1930. In 1956, Walt and Roy Disney held the Midwest premiere of their feature film "The Great Locomotive Chase" in this theater. They personally greeted each child at the door. Walt and Roy took the stage before the movie started and the children of Marceline sang the Mickey Mouse Song. Because the Disney program was not broadcast in Marceline the children learned this song especially for this occasion. The movie ran from 1:30 p. m. in the afternoon until 1:30 a. m. the next morning, so everyone who wanted to could see the movie. In 1998 The Walt Disney Company held another premiere "The Spirit of Mickey" at this theater. 18,000 enthusiastic Disney fans came to Marceline for the premiere. A special appearance of Mickey, Minnie and their friends was enjoyed by all.
 
Location. 39° 42.882′ N, 92° 57.051′ W. Marker is in Marceline, Missouri, in Linn County. Marker is on North Kansas Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. North Kansas Avenue is also known as North Main Street USA. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 North Kansas Avenue, Marceline MO 64658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street USA (within shouting distance of this marker); Confectionery
Uptown Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
2. Uptown Theater Marker
Marker is at left in photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Zurchers (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Walt Disney Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away); Santa Fe 2546 (about 400 feet away); Disneyland's Midget Autopia (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marceline.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Uptown Theater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
3. Uptown Theater
<i>The Spirit of Mickey</i> Debut Marker at Uptown Theater image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
4. The Spirit of Mickey Debut Marker at Uptown Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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