Tany Theater

120 S. Main Street,
Ottawa, KS 66067

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Tany Theater...Ottawa Kansas

Listed in the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook as the Tony Theatre (misprint?), in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it is listed as the Tauy Theatre (another misprint?)

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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gmf2831 on October 15, 2012 at 3:53 am

I remember view the original release of Disny’s “Sleeping Beauty” in this theater in 1962(?). I was mesmerized by “Malificent (sp)”, voiced by Eleanor Audley. There was a balcony, but I am not sure I ever saw a movie from up there. I knew the theater as the “Tauy”, after “Tauy” Jones, who was a local celebrity of sorts in the early settlement of the town of Ottawa.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Tauy Theatre was to be the name of this house according to the item in the January 3, 1941, issue of The Film Daily:

“E. Van Hyning is building a new theater in Ottawa, Kan., and will name it the Tauy Theater. He operates other houses at Iola. Parsons and Independence, Kan.”
The Tauy Theatre can be seen in the penultimate picture on this web page featuring scenes of Ottawa during a flood in 1957.

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