Alva Review-Courier -


Ottawa movie theater named "World's Oldest" by Guinness


March 23, 2018

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Years before Hollywood started making movies, the Plaza Cinema started showing them.

The movie theater sits along Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas, a town of around 12,000 people.

"Being small, we don't always get the selection we want all the time," said Rita "Peach" Madl, the theater's owner.

When Madl took over the theater, she knew it was older, but she discovered its real age by accident.

Someone donated a box of undeveloped photos to the historical society. Inside were dozens of pictures showing the theater from more than 100 years earlier.

The half owner, half cura...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023