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Greensburg To Have Theater Again

Associated Press - April 6, 2015 8:15 am

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It’s been decades since Greensburg offered people a movie theater.

That will change this month when the Twilight Theater opens, about 25 years after it closed and eight years after a tornado destroyed most of the Kiowa County town.

Grand opening events are scheduled for April 24-25.

The theater opened in 1917 and was a hub of activity until it closed in 1989. Renovations were scheduled to begin in May 2007, until an EF5 tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town that month.

Funds were raised again. Theater executive director Adam Wagner says new the building has state-of-the-art sound, lighting and concessions systems, along with the largest screen between Wichita and Denver.

Kiowa County schools will also use the building as an auditorium.


Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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