As title mentioned,
my layered navigation will tell me I have 500 products in the category, but only 36 will display on my page with no pagination to view the rest.
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This sounds like a theme problem.
Go to system > configuration > Catalog > catalog > Frontend
here you will find much configuration regarding how you want to display product in category page.
Change Products per Page on Grid Default Value 36 to whatever product you want to display in front side
Or Change Allow All Products per Page to yes
Hope you will get all your answer
Thanks for feedback, I have emailed theme developer.