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Tallgrass Film Festival can't use the Old Town Warren Theatre this year

WICHITA — The Tallgrass Film Festival won't be held at the Old Town Warren Theatre this year.

"It was pretty staggering for us when we first found out, but we're rebounding," says Ann Keefer, president of the Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts.

"Bill (Warren) is still a big supporter of the film festival," says theater spokesman Ben Sciortino. "He's been one of their lead supporters and champions of it for the last six years."

The issue, Sciortino says, is Old Town's new all-digital theaters and the contracts Warren has to show films in them.