Miller Theater

115 N. Broadway Street,
Wichita, KS 67202

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The Miller Theater opened on May 1, 1922. In addition to movies, live stage shows, and musical programs, celebrity appearances were also featured. The Miller Theater closed in 1970 and was demolished in 1972.

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on December 16, 2006 at 7:40 pm

A brief history and vintage clear images of the Miller Theatre can be found in the link below;
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on September 25, 2008 at 10:38 am

In the 1958 photo (12/2/06 posting), is there another theatre across the street?

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I found out that our Modjeska theatre in Augusta,Ga was a Publix Theatre in 1929 so they had screens everywhere KenRoe.

kwilkin1962
kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

The Miller opened on May 1, 1922. It’s first movie was “Beyond the Rocks”, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson.

Lyndon
Lyndon on November 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum has a thread of memories about the Miller

Lyndon
Lyndon on December 15, 2013 at 4:57 am

Here is a story about the Miller.

Bobneale
Bobneale on December 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

My name is Bob Neale, I was hired with the title of “after school Popcorn boy” in 1953. H. F. “Buddy” Brown was the manager at that time. Frank Young was an elderly black man who wore a spiffy uniform and white gloves and was in charge of every body. He was a mentor to many of the young people that worked at the miller. Knowing almost everyone in Wichita he could get tickets to the shows at the Forum. I married a girl who was an usherette and it has lasted almost 60 years so far.

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