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The owner you are referring to was Sterling Bagby.
AMC has acquired this theatre and doing a complete remodel, it is slated to re-open in mid-July.
Chill Wills must have had a contact with National General for theatre openings. He also was at the opening for the Fox Garvey in Wichita, KS.
This theatre is scheduled to be closed and is not a part of the sale of Warren Theatres to Regal. http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article151485057.html
This theatre has been sold to Regal. http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article151485057.html
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article151485057.html This theatre is part of the sale to Regal.
AMC has purchased this theater and will begin renovations.
Great pictures!! Thanks for posting!!
Thanks for taking the risk, your pictures are awesome!!
DIckinson took over the operations of this theatre, the Fairlawn Twin, Topeka, KS as well as the Mid-State Twin, Salina, Ks, all Jerry Lewis. The Biscayne and Fairlawn were already in operation, the Mid-State had not yet opened. All three theatres were in a common ownership mall which may have played a part in why Dickinson was the operator who acquired the theaters.
This is similar in deisgn to the Northrock 6 in Wichita, KS, which closed many years ago. From the pictures this theatre looks smaller.
This theatre is currently undergoing a complete renovation including leather recliner seating. The theatre probably had not been upgraded since its opening.
They did an excellent job with the website. Thats awesome!!
Yes it a Dickinson theatre.
Article from “Kansas City Star” about the start of demolation of the mall.
Following link, Thanks!
Just wanting to follow link. Thank you!
Thank you for the link to the slide show as well as your other comments. I worked with James Martin, “Speed” when he was the district manager for Mann in Wichita, KS. Please keep us posted on the progress of whatever is being done with this theatre. I know this situation in Topeka includes numerous properties and is a tragedy for the community as a whole,