Grand Theater

158 S. Santa Fe Avenue,
Salina, KS 67401

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Previous Names: Convention Hall

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Grand Theater

Convention Hall was built in 1906. It was converted into the Grand Theatre on April 1, 1921. It was listed as (Closed) in 1934.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2010 at 5:09 am

The Grand was a very early theater. A March 3, 1945, Boxoffice article about the retirement of long-time showman Hort Ulrich says that he had worked at the Grand in Salina sometime between WWI and 1922.

The Grand was mentioned in The Reel Journal of June 6, 1925, when it was running “Charly’s Aunt” with Sydney Chaplin, and in Motion Picture Times of July 7, 1928, when it was showing an MGM release, “The Patsy” with Marion Davies.

The Reel Journal of October 2, 1926, listed the Grand as one of the theaters operated by M. B. Shamberg’s Midland Theatres circuit.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

From 1940 an image of the Grand, Jayhawk and Watson theaters in Salina.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm


1925 M B Shanberd?

1950 Wesco Corporation (controlled by Fox)?

More info or more photos?

JoelWeide on December 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Adding Link. Thanks!

dallasmovietheaters on October 27, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Convention Hall was built in 1906 with a seating capacity of 2000 and said to be the largest stage in the state. On April 1, 1921, owner Joe Yeager took on the hall converting it to the Grand Theatre. John E. Kreger was the house artist. In 1930, the Strand and the Grand converted to Western Electric sound.

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