Granada Theatre

1020 Massachusetts Street,
Lawrence, KS 66044

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Granada Theatre exterior

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The Granada Theatre opened in 1934. It was designed by the Boller Brothers architectural firm of Kansas City. It was operated by Commonwealth Amusement from at least 1941 to 1950.

The Granada officially opened as a nightclub in 1993. Currently the Granada hosts live music and DJs. Not much of the original theatre remains, the decorative plaster has been removed. A bar is set up in the lobby, the restrooms are still located in the balcony.

Contributed by Clay Jarratt

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2005 at 11:52 am

This is a 2004 photo of the Granada Theater marquee.

teecee
teecee on September 27, 2005 at 4:30 pm

1997 photo – sure isn’t as nice as my previous 1952 post:
http://www.todddavis.com/showpics.html

MikeParsons
MikeParsons on February 14, 2006 at 11:35 am

The interior is basically as follows. There is about a 5 foot deep pit in front of the stage, which is connected to stairs to the upper level. There is a circular bar on the left corner, and band merchandise is on the right. The floor of the upper floor level is slanted slightly.
As the description above said, there WAS a balcony. It is more like a small platform now, with restrooms on the right. I would say its like 10 wide and 30 feet long. The concessions on the lower level is now a bar. There is still some decor by the old exits, but thats about it. It is still a good place for shows.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2006 at 12:06 am

Here is a recent photo of the Granada Theater.

raybradley
raybradley on December 16, 2006 at 1:28 am

Original facades of the Lawrence, KS, GRANADA Theatre and Oklahoma City’s PLAZA Theatre are somewhat identical. Boller Bros designed both of these movie houses.
Seating capacity for each cinema was around 900, though I doubt the interiors matched as the Plaza did not have a balcony.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 5, 2007 at 2:34 pm

This is another recent photo of the Granada Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 17, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Another photo of the Granada Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I think thats Celsius.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 8, 2008 at 1:24 am

This is a 2008 view of the Granada Theater.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 24, 2010 at 3:07 am

From 2010 photos of the Granada Theatre Here and Here in Lawrence.

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