Westloop 6 Theaters

1130 Westloop Plaza,
Manhattan, KS 66502

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27564dh
27564dh on September 18, 2016 at 5:26 am

The original Westloop Theatre was a 2-screen house. It opened in the early 70’s. I recall one of the opening films being “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” with Jeff East. Not sure about the other opening film. I was a projectionist there for a few years before leaving Manhattan in 1978. As far as I know, it was still 2 screens then. Not sure when it was converted to 6 screens. I worked at most all of the Mannhattan Commonwealth Theatres on an off over several years.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on June 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

The Westloop 6, Varsity, Campus and Sky Vue Drive-in were originally Commonwealth Theatres. Manhattan was a big town for Commonwealth as it is home to Kansas State University. I am not sure as to what order after Commonwealth was sold that Carmike took over the town but they eventually built a 12 screen complex. The city fathers are not happy with Carmike and have been looking for another operator to build in the town.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Here is a January 1974 ad from the Manhattan Mercury:
http://tinyurl.com/c7j2hd