Cozy Theater

718 S. Kansas Avenue,
Topeka, KS 66603

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Cozy Theater

The Cozy Theater opened in early-January 1910 on the first floor of a three story brick building located at 718 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS. It operated until 1957 in the same location. Building still standing in 2019.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2019 at 10:05 pm

Here is a brief article about the Cozy Theatre and its manager, Ruth Wright, from the October 7, 1922 issue of The Moving Picture World:

“Painted a Big City for a Display of Hats

“New York and the fashions are firmly linked together in the feminine mind. The manager of the Cozy theatre, Topeka, is a woman, Ruth Wright, and she was quick to see the value of the connection.

“She persuaded a leading millinery concern to make a display of the very latest styles in hats and contributed a backing supposed to be New York to carry out the idea of ‘The Crossroads of New York.’

“The painting is not going to be framed for preservation, and, to say the least, it is crude, but the big point is this: During the showing it was the most prominent window in the entire city, and it sold both hats and theatre tickets.

“The moral is that it does not pay to hang back because you cannot equal the work of the best scenic artists, but to go ahead and do the best you can. If it makes money for you it’s good, no matter how poor it may be, and this simple window stunt did more to sell this First National attraction than would a half page in the newspapers.”

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 27, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Appears to be a Jersey Mikes sub shop now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2019 at 6:09 am

The Cozy began operation in very early 1910, its recent opening having been noted in the January 22 issue of The Moving Picture World.

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