1714 W. 39th Street,
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Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Neptune Theatre, Mokan Theatre, New Mokan Theatre
The Neptune Theatre opened August 30, 1926. On June 19, 1930 it was renamed Mokan Theatre, named for its location a block east of the Missouri-Kansas state line. It was redecorated and a Western Electric sound system was fitted and it reopened as the New Mokan Theatre on June 19, 1930 with William Haines in “The Girl Said No”. It was remodeled reopening September 1, 1939 in the Streamline Modern style and renamed the Giles Theatre. It was closed in 1958.
Although the front section of the Giles Theatre has been demolished, the auditorium is still standing and has been adapted to house a laundromat and the Sahara Sheeha Lounge.
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