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Home on the Range Wichita Premiere

A new movie has been made about the origin of Kansas’ famous state song, “Home on the Range,” and will premiere in Wichita at the Orpheum Theater this Friday evening, January 13, 2017.

Admission to the film is $10. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Here’s more information about the movie, Home on the Range, from the Orpheum’s Facebook event page:

Lone Chimney’s 4th film will tell the origin story of Brewster Higley’s “Home on the Range” song and cabin, located in Smith Center, Kansas. In 1872 Brewster Higley, a frontier doctor, wrote the poem originally under the title of “My Western Home” inspired by his home, a small cabin along Beaver creek, and celebrating the prairie.

The film, which tells the story of the song, the cabin and the lawsuit that determined its origins, has attracted both well-known actors and accomplished musicians as well.

Featured in the film are the talents of Rance Howard, Buck Taylor, Darby Hinton, Skip Gorman, Mitch Holthus, Mark Mannette and many others, including several local actors. Musicians contributing to the project include the legendary rock band Kansas, Michael Martin Murphey, Jed Marum, the Sons of the Pioneers and many more.

The film was directed by Ken Spurgeon and was filmed in Smith Center, El Dorado, Topeka and Wichita, Kansas.

The film is produced by Lone Chimney Films in association with Sperra Studios.

Lone Chimney Films, Inc. is a 501c3 not for profit educational film company based out of Kansas.

The film is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, The People’s Heartland Foundation, Emprise Bank, Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, Philip and Becky Elder, Jim Graf, The Logan Foundation, Jim and Bev Mershon, ITC Holdings, Russ and Ilene Briggs, Carl and Jeanette Christman, Russell and Margaret Bomhoff and the generous donations of many others.


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