State Theater

418 N. Main Street,
Garden City, KS 67846

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State Theater

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The State Theatre was opened in May 1929. By 1941 and through to at least 1950, it was operated by Commonwealth Amusement.

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DonLewis on June 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm

A 1987 view of the State Theater in Garden City here and here.

ria on October 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Hello BSeagraves, I have sent 4 photos to your email address of the State taken in 1950. My father, Jack Veeren, was assistant manager
there at the time. I’d also like to post them on this site, but was not able to. Ria Veeren

DonLewis on October 28, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Some great photos from 1950s of the State Theater in Garden City on Ria Veeren’s flickr site;
here, here, here and here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

The State Theater opened in May of 1929.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

This is another photo of the State Theater.

Driveintheatre2001 on January 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

Seen Here a photo of the State Theatre I took back in November of 2007. Enjoy..

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

Tinseltoes on July 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Grand reopening described in this 1967 trade article: Boxoffice

prodriguez on October 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

I worked at the State Theater in 1984. My boss was James Drake who was also the city manager. I spent more time at the Drive In theater. I’ll never forget the crusty old guy named Barney. Great Job! Paul R

prodriguez on October 4, 2013 at 12:37 am

Least favorite part of the job was taking the bucket of grease out the front door to Main Street to pour it down the sewer. People would drag Main Street in those days, including yours truly. People would yell at me and throw the occasional beer can.

Best part – watching random parts of the same movie 24 to 28 times in 14 days. My pay – minimum wage of $3.35/hour.

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