Co-Ed Theatre

300 S. 4th Street,
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres, H.J. Griffith Theaters Inc.

Architects: Louis Siebers

Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Carlton Theatre

Nearby Theaters

CARLTON Theatre; Manhattan, Kansas.

The Carlton Theatre was opened by Dickinson Theatres on August 30, 1938 with Martha Raye in “Give Me a Sailor”. Seating was provided for 750 in the orchestra level and 100 in the balcony. In 1941 it was listed as (Closed), but had re-opened by 1943. The Carlton Theatre was still open in 1950 and operated by Dickinson Theatres. It was then taken over by Mid-Central Theatres and was renamed Co-Ed Theatre, closing in 1958.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

27564dh on August 23, 2013 at 3:22 am

In the 50’s and 60’s, the theater was known as the Co-Ed. I often attended the Co-Ed Theater as a young boy and teenager.

Glen Wood Dickinson III
Glen Wood Dickinson III on June 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm

This theatre was named after Carlton Dickinson brother to Glen Dickinson Jr. He was killed in a car accident before the theatre was built.

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