617 Broadway Street,
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Architects: Robert O. Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Functions: Movies (Second Run)
News About This Theater
- Sep 13, 2014 — New life for small-town theaters
This was the second State Theatre to operate in Larned. State Theatre originally opened on April 6, 1949 with Fred MacMurray in “Father Was a Fullback”. It is the only theatre in this small town of 4,200 residents.
After being closed for two years, the old cinema reopened in early July 2002 with a theatre full of volunteers running the show. The theatre was recently renovated and its famous neon marquee is still being repaired with plans to reinstall it in the near future.
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The State Theatre is located at 519 Broadway and it seated 378 people.
Here is a recent photo of the State Theatre. View link
A 1999 view of the State Theater in Larned. From the prior postings it looks like they did a very good job on the restoration work.
Please guys do not post my photos without asking for permission. 8/25/2009 & 4/15/2010 are mine.
The State Theatre is located at 617 Broadway Street. It was the second State Theatre in town. It launched April 6, 1949 with “Father Was a Fullback.” The current theatre has 302 seats.
The first State Theatre was at 519 Broadway opening in 1928 closing 20 years later. It was the one with 378 seats.
The official website with showtimes for the current State Theatre can be found at its Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/State-Theatre-Larned-Kansas-273849419335/