Seneca Theater

301 Main Street,
Seneca, KS 66538

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The Seneca Theater at 301 Main Street was built in 1927. When the Seneca Theater opened, it was called the Liberty Theater. This theater was built on the site of a former Opera House that was constructed in the 1890’s. Moving pictures were shown at the Opera House as early as 1909.

In 1927 the decision was made to replace the Opera House with a “modern movie theater”. The Liberty Theater was remodeled around 1951 and at that time the name was changed to the Seneca Theater. This theater remains open today.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 3:56 am

Listed in Film Daily Yearbooks; 1941 and 1943 editions as the Royal Theatre with a seating capacity of 400. The 1950 edition of F.D.Y. gives a seating capacity of 376.

Patsy
Patsy on November 11, 2005 at 3:18 pm

On Cinema Tour there is an art deco Seneca Theatre in Salamanca NY. The architects were John AND Drew Eberson! If anyone has additional information and/or photos, please add that western NYS theatre.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 14, 2011 at 6:04 am

This Google Maps view at another listing shows the Seneca Theatre: cinematreasures

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