“Navigating an uncertain and unfamiliar terrain, I noticed a flash of color on the floor. It was the only item that had life: a movie poster in the stairway among the debris,” Tom Harper writes in this column on exploring partially demolished Oldfather Studios.
Just ahead of Halloween, the Free State Film Society will screen “Carnival of Souls,” a cult classic by Lawrence filmmaker Herk Harvey and written by John Clifford.
Demolition is underway at Oldfather Studios at Ninth and Avalon in Lawrence. “This building was unique due to the number of people who spent hours in study, experimentation and work in their field, in addition to its interesting midcentury architectural design,” Tom Harper writes in this piece.
Technical Trooper Don Hughes said law enforcement was conducting “breach” training, or practice for crisis situations in which technicians must make entry through a door that has been barricaded or create another method of entry, on Friday at Oldfather Studios.
Explosions residents were hearing in the area of Ninth and Avalon were part of planned implosion and explosion training for the Kansas Highway Patrol, said Lt. Keith Hudson.
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