Jayhawk Theater

139 S. Santa Fe Avenue,
Salina, KS 67401

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Jayhawk .. Grand .. Watson .. Salina Kansas

The Delharco Theatre was opened on August 19, 1929 with George Jessel in “Lucky Boy” a part-talkie film. On February 10, 1930 it was renamed Jayhawk Theatre. It was taken over by Fox Midwest Theatres in early-1932. The Jayhawk Theater (700 seats) was listed as (Closed) in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook.

It was then reopened and was closed as a movie theatre in 1949. It was uses as a live events venue until 1953 when it finally closed. It was converted into an extension of Gamble’s store.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2010 at 4:00 am

A biographical item about retiring Fox Midwest manager Larry Breuninger in Boxoffice of March 31, 1956, said that the circuit had bought the Jayhawk Theatre at Salina from him in early 1932.

Breuninger’s career had outlasted the theater’s. Boxoffice of January 15, 1955, said that the Jayhawk was being dismantled. The building was to be converted for business use.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on December 23, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Adding link. Thanks!

rivest266
rivest266 on June 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm

listings stopped in 1951.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 27, 2018 at 8:40 pm

Opened as the Delharco Theatre on August 19, 1929 in the Lindeham Building with the film, “Lucky Boy.” It was likely a 20-year lease. The venue relaunched just months later as the Jayhawk Theatre, February 10, 1930. Movie listings stop in November of 1949 with assorted live events into 1953. The building was sold and the neighboring Gamble’s store retrofitted the space moved doubling its store size beginning in April of 1955.

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