Gregg Theatre

Caney, KS 67333

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm

This item is from the “Theater Changes” column of the July 17, 1940, issue of Motion Picture Daily:

“Open Kansas House Soon

“Kansas City, July 16. — The new theatre at Caney, Kan., practically rebuilt from the old Liberty by Larry Larsen, architect and builder, will be opened shortly by C. R. Gregg. The new house, renamed the Gregg, has been closed for two months.”

The Liberty Theatre at Caney, Kansas, was mentioned in the June 7, 1919, issue of The Moving Picture World. Earlier than that I’ve found a Strand Theatre (new front to be installed, MPW April 6, 1918) and an Iris Theatre (recently opened, MPW August 28, 1915) in Caney. Possibly earlier names for the same theater?