AMC Hays 8

2925 Vine Street,
Hays, KS 67601

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AMC Hays 8

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Basic shopping mall style. Original Cooper Theatre (not related to Cooper of Cinerama fame) from Dodge City, Kansas.

Originally a twin, after Dickinson purchased the theater it was expanded to 4 and then 8 screens. Taken over by AMC December 16, 2015.

Contributed by Joel Weide

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rivest266 on August 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

This was opened by CinemaNational (of Syracuse NY) in the early 1970’s as a twin.

CSWalczak on August 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

There is a small photo of the theater here.

The theater is now operated by Showplex Cinemas; the official website is:

sunflower62 on January 22, 2016 at 12:32 am

This theater is now listed as the AMC Hays 8 after their takeover from Starplex December 16, 2015.

I believe the three theaters they bought from Starplex are the first AMC Theaters in Kansas that are not located in the Kansas City metro. Hays and Pittsburg both have populations under 25,000, and Salina is about 47,000. Years ago, when I asked AMC why they didn’t build in Topeka, I was told the city was too small…and the population at the time was about 125,000.

I suppose (at least initially) they had to take all the theaters Starplex operated, whether they really wanted them or not. I am interested to see if they modernize the theaters and keep them, or if they sell them off to B&B or another chain that operates in smaller Kansas towns.

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