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Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 10, 1933
These African American adults and children are assembled outside of the Apex Theater at 122 E. 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are the brick street with trolley tracks, a Meadow Gold ice cream truck, and a street light.


Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested

Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
H.P. Trothe is a movie theater owner. He is writing to Governor Capper to express his opposition to a tax that is being proposed in the legislature that would cost movie theaters $300.00 a year. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the lobby and furnishings of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1940
Here are several photographs of Edison, a mining town located in Crawford County along what is now Highway K-47 about two miles west of US Highway 69. At its peak, the population was approximately 300. There are currently a few houses in the area. Photographs include images of a mine, a theater, schools, a church, a store, and street scenes.


Electric Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas

Electric Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1929 and 1931
A photograph of the Electric Theatre, 546 Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas City, Kansas.


First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas

First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view showing the First National Bank and the Larsen Hardware store in Mount Hope, Kansas.


Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1933 and 1935
A view of the Fox-Grand Theater at 613 Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas with signs and banners announcing the 1933 movie "King Kong" as its feature attraction.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows a group of men at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas. The men are gathered around a stock tank containing entry forms for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows the Granada Theater on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. A crowd has gathered in front of the theater in anticipation for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows the Granada Theater on Massachuset Street in Lawrence, Kansas. A crowd has gathered in front of the theater in anticipation for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas

Granada Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing the Granada Theatre, 1015 Minnesota Ave., in Kansas City, Kansas.


Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas

Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1928
This photograph shows the Grand Theater in Salina, Kansas. In the foreground a marquee is advertising the movie "Ladies of the Mob" with Clara Bow, which was released nationwide June 30, 1928.


Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1938 and 1939
This photograph of the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas shows the marquee advertising the movie "Thanks for the Memory" staring Bob Hope.


Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This set of photographs show various rooms inside the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The 1,500 seat theater located at 720 SW Jackson Street opened to the public on August 16, 1926. For a number of years the facility hosted movies, live performances, concerts and pageants. In 1974 the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to changing times in the entertainment industry the Jayhawk Theater closed its doors in May of 1976. In 1993 the Kansas Legislature recognized the Jayhawk Theater as the state theater of Kansas.


Jayhawk Theater auditorium photograph

Jayhawk Theater auditorium photograph
Creator: Harrison, Paul
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows the auditorium of the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The 1,500 seat theater located at 720 SW Jackson Street opened to the public on August 16, 1926. For a number of years the facility hosted movies, live performances, concerts and pageants. In 1974 the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to changing times in the entertainment industry the Jayhawk Theater closed its doors in May of 1976. In 1993 the Kansas Legislature recognized the Jayhawk Theater as the state theater of Kansas.


KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas

KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1962
This is photograph show a view of the KAW movie theater, previously know as the Crystal, looking north on the east side of Kansas Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets. This area of Topeka was part of the federal government's Urban Renewal program in the 1960's to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance, or development.


Novelty Vaudeville Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Novelty Vaudeville Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1926
A view of the Novelty Vaudeville Theater located at 120 East 8th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are neighboring buildings and businesses, a flagpole and flag, a utility pole with a streetlight and power lines, and a fire hydrant.


Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas

Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
Here are photographs showing the interior and exterior of the Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas. They were taken after it was remodeled.


Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas

Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
These two photographs show the Art Deco style building of the Fox Watson Theater in Salina, Kansas. One of the views includes the marquee advertising "Daddy Long Legs" with Janet Gaynor. The second photograph shows several cars visible parked in front of the theater.


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