Funding for the Kansas in the Movies and Television Exhibition was provided through a grant courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council.
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the 12 inaugural inductees into the Kansas Movie Hall of Fame were unveiled:
American Flyers - filmed in Salina, McPherson and Lindsborg
Dances with Wolves - set partially at Fort Hays
Dodge City - set in Dodge City
In Cold Blood - set in Finney County and filmed in Garden City, Holcomb, Olathe, Emporia, Pawnee Rock, and Lansing
Paper Moon - filmed in Hays, McCracken, Wilson, Dorrance, Gorham, and White Cloud
Red River - set partially on the Chisholm Trail across Kansas
Sarah, Plain and Tall - filmed in Reading
Superman: The Movie - set in fictional "Smallville, Kansas"
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken - set in fictional "Rachel, Kansas"
The Learning Tree - set and filmed in Fort Scott
The Wizard of Oz - set partially in Kansas
Unforgiven - set partially in Kansas
Kansas Movie Hall of Fame Exhibit, Lucas, Kansas - April 30, 2016.
At 11AM on September 30, 2017 the two newest inductees into the Kansas Movie Hall of Fame will be unveiled as part of the Kansas in the Movies and Television Traveling Exhibition. The role of the Movie Hall is to honor those noted theatrical and television movies that were either filmed in or set in Kansas over the past 120 years of cinematic and television art history. To be eligible a movie must have had either a multi-theatrical release or a national television presentation.
The 2017 Five Finalists for the honor are:
Bad Company - filmed in Severy, Neosho Falls, and Wichita
Capote - set in and filmed partially in Finney County
Carnival of Souls - filmed in Lawrence
Nurse Betty - set "in a small Kansas town"
Picnic - filmed in Sterling, Halstead, Hutchinson, Nickerson, and Salina