Blair Theatre

104 E. Main Street,
Osborne, KS 67473

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The Blair Theatre was operating prior to 1934. It was a cultural center of the community for many years. Not sure the exact year it was built, my mother and father attended movies there and as a child I attended movies there. It was a beautiful structure with a a balcony area.

Operating into the 1950’s and beyond, it was closed, then recently (in the late-2000’s) torn down. The last movie I recall seeing there was "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", with Maureen O'Hara.

Contributed by Terry Valliant

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Boy,Terry that was a long time ago.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

THE HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME with Maureen O'Hare came out in 1939! Course it could have been a re-release?

Open ~1930-~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Owned by Blair Theater Enterprises 1930-1935.

Need an address, more info and photos.

ElizabethAnn625 on March 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I know it was open in 1956 because I saw “The Rose Tattoo” there when I was 8. My mom and dad saw movies there before I was born and after while they lived there. I know I saw movies there in the summer time when I stayed with my Aunt Maude and Uncle Charlie when I was older. I’m sorry that it had to be demolished. I hate it when beautiful old buildings are torn down.

ChrisCornwell on May 6, 2016 at 1:07 am

I grew up going to movies at he Blair in Osborne. I was born in 61 and it must have been showing movies up until the early 70’s I would say. Anyone have any pics of it?

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