Shawnee's Fine Arts Theater to be Renovated

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Shawnee's Fine Arts Theater to be Renovated

Postby FangKC » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:05 am

One of the oldest theaters in Kansas — vacant for decades — will be renovated

The new owners of Shawnee's Aztec Theatre — one of the oldest movie theaters in Kansas — plan to bring it back to life, the Shawnee Dispatch reports.

It last saw life as a movie house in 1975, according to Cinema Treasures.

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Originally opened in 1927 by Shawnee Mayor Marion Summerour as the Mission Theater, the historic Mission-style building was bought in January by Liam and Marie Tripp.

The Tripps, through their nonprofit Shawnee Fine Arts Foundation, plan to renovate the one-screen theater, 11119 Johnson Drive, with the goal of holding a grand opening in June, the Dispatch reports.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/02/09/aztec-theatre-shawnee-renovation.html

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2017/feb/07/downtown-theater-meeting-draws-dozens/

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2017/jan/24/reviving-shawnees-silver-screen/


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