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Keith Wondra commented about Miller Theater on Mar 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Miss Melba,
I think those are store signs. On the northeast corner of First and Broadway a block from the Miller was the Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum is one of a few surviving theaters in Wichita.

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Keith Wondra commented about Crown Uptown Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Ted Morris the owner and founder of the Crown Uptown died December 30, 2008. It is truly a loss for the Wichita theater community.
http://www.kansas.com/news/story/648503.html

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Keith Wondra commented about Kanopolis Drive-In on Mar 26, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Here is my picture of the Kanopolis Drive-In
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Keith Wondra commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Here is my set of Orpheum Theatre pictures I have taken.
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Keith Wondra commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 1, 2007 at 9:22 am

Here is a photo of the interior:
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Here is a photo of the vestibule floor:
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Keith Wondra commented about Gage 4 Theaters on Apr 22, 2007 at 11:13 am

It is now Jul’s Grill Room & Cocktail Club.
Here is there website: http://www.julstopeka.com/index.html

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Keith Wondra commented about Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas on Apr 21, 2007 at 9:20 am

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Keith Wondra commented about Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas on Apr 21, 2007 at 9:16 am

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Keith Wondra commented about Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas on Apr 21, 2007 at 9:12 am

Here are the original flickr links.
sign: View link

interior: View link

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Keith Wondra commented about Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas on Apr 21, 2007 at 9:02 am

I just took a tour and found out that they are in the process of going out to local businesses to get money.

Here is a photo of the interior in 2007: View link

Here is a photo of the neon sign that is on top of the Jayhawk Hotel in 2006: View link

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Keith Wondra commented about Kansas Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 11:58 pm

The Kansas Theatre began as the Star Theater. It was renamed after a contest in 1921. Building after some remodeling is still standing but is empty.

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Keith Wondra commented about State Theatre on Feb 22, 2007 at 8:10 pm

Here is a recent photo of the State Theatre. View link

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Keith Wondra commented about Orpheum Theatre on Feb 22, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Lost Memory,
Thanks for posting my picture. It is one of my favorites I ever took.
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Keith Wondra commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 14, 2006 at 8:46 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Orpheum Theatre.
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Keith Wondra commented about Crown Uptown Theatre on May 16, 2006 at 7:46 pm

The Crown Uptown is Wichita’s first atmospheric theater. The Orpheum Theatre on 200 N. Broadway is considered pre-atmospheric.

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Keith Wondra commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 16, 2006 at 7:25 pm

I am doing my Masters Thesis on the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita. I happy to hear some memories of people who worked there and/or visited there. It is currently being restored but it is going slowly. The good news is that it is still open. They air movies and have concerts there.