Conway Theatre

W. Spring Avenue and 6th Street,
Conway Springs, KS 67031

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Conway Theatre

The Conway Theatre was opened in 1945 and was still open in 1957.

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dansdriveintheater on June 4, 2023 at 6:55 pm

203 spring street looks like a possible address as the. Building looks like an old theatre will Ned conformation though.

dansdriveintheater on June 4, 2023 at 7:04 pm

Edit the corners of spring ave and 6th street is most likely where it was next to the post office the building is shown in 1956 aerial with an overhang and a long narrow corridor this was most likely the theatre please update

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 4, 2023 at 8:20 pm

The 280-seat Conway Theatre makes its first appearance in Film Daily Year Book in 1946, suggesting a 1945 opening. Also listed is the 225-seat Opera House, and I don’t know that we can rule out a double-listing of a remodeled and renamed house. 1945 was a difficult year to open a new theater, given the strict ongoing limits on construction that prevailed for several years after the war. The Opera House was in operation by 1914, and the 1922 Cahn guide listed it with 250 seats, though FDY always listed it with 225 seats.

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