Granada Theater (Lawrence, Kansas)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Granada Theater
Location1020 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, Kansas
TypeConcert Venue
Capacity2,300 originally
900 currently
Construction
Built1928
Opened1928
RenovatedSeptember 7, 1934, 1993
Website
Official Website

The Granada Theater is a historic theater and concert venue located in Lawrence, Kansas.

History[edit]

The Granada Theater was originally built in 1928 as a vaudeville theater in Lawrence, Kansas by the Boller Brothers. It was renovated in 1934 as a movie theater. The first film shown there was Robert Montgomery's 1934 comedy Hide-Out.[1]

The theater was renovated again in 1993 and repurposed as a comedy club/concert venue, drawing acts such as Nightwish, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Folds, The Flaming Lips, The Strokes, and Weezer.[2]

In 2005, Kansas City band The Get Up Kids recorded their live album Live! @ The Granada Theater at the Granada.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°57′53″N 95°14′08″W / 38.96472°N 95.23556°W / 38.96472; -95.23556