Dickenson Theatre

609 N. Washington Street,
Junction City, KS 66441

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

Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Styles: Mission Revival

Previous Names: Junction Theatre, Uptown Theatre

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Dickenson - Junction City, KS

This theater was located on N. Washington Street, across from the Hotel Bartell, in a building that dated to the 1870’s. It was rebuilt in 1917 opening as the Junction Theatre. In 1928 it became the Uptown Theatre. It was operated by Glen W. Dickenson. It was one of the first movie theatres in Kansas to be equipped for ‘talkies’. It was later renamed Junction Theatre and finally Dickenson Theatre. It was demolished in 1985 and replaced by a surface parking lot.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

David and Noelle Soren’s list of know Boller Brothers theaters lists a 1917 project by the Bollers in Junction City, but it is listed as the Columbia Theatre.

The list also includes the Junction Theatre, but that is listed as a later aka for the Uptown Theatre that opened in 1928. It also lists Dickinson as another aka for the Uptown/Junction.

I’ve been unable to find an address for the Columbia Theatre, but the September 1, 1919, Daily Union has an ad for the house which includes a drawing (here, but I don’t have an account with Newspapers.com, so it isn’t enlarged.) Wherever it was, it looks like it was a corner location.

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