Mecca Theatre

837 N. Main Street,
Russell, KS 67665

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According the Boller Brothers records the Mecca Theatre opened in 1935. This was one of two theatres in Russell created by the Boller Brothers, the other being the Dream Theatre which is still in operation today. The Mecca Theatre was located just two blocks from the Dream Theatre, which had opened in 1934.

The Mecca Theatre was located on N. Main Street at E. 9th Street. I couldn’t find when the Meccca Theatre closed (it was still open in 1950) but the building is still standing today.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Chuck

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

In 1955 there is only one theater listed for Russell, KS and that is the Green Theater. I wonder if Green is another theater or a later name for the Mecca.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 19, 2009 at 10:00 am

Chuck….In 1951 there are two theaters listed for Russell, KS. The Dream Theater and the Mecca Theater. In 1955 only the Green Theater is listed. The address given for the Green Theater is 627 Main Street which is probably North Main Street. That address would place the Green Theater right next to the Dream Theater. Were there two theaters next to each other, or was the Dream Theater known as the Green Theater in 1955? I’m not adding the Green Theater without more information.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 20, 2009 at 7:16 am

This is a mystery Chuck. There is no seat count given for the Green Theater so I can’t use that for comparison. I don’t know what to make of this. Maybe the person that supplied the information to the Film Daily Yearbook didn’t speak good English and the name was interpreted as “Green” instead of Dream. LOL

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