Northrup Theatre

116 N. Main Street,
Syracuse, KS 67878

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Northrup Theater

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The Northrup Theatre is a two and a half story masonry two-part commercial block building. Opening April 8, 1930, playing “Footlight and Fools”, the theatre has been in constant operation since. The Chamber of Commerce purchased the Theatre in 1991 and with substancial community support has completed numerous repairs and upgrades, including a new platter projection system, remodeling restrooms, new seating, heating and air conditining, digital sound system featuring 3500 watts of digital sound, and replacing the 38'X16' CinemaScoped screen.

The interior decor of the Northrup Theatre fosters the true magnificence of the Art Deco era. The articulately painted walls, neon fixtures and color scheme, accentuates the historical significance. In February of 2005, the theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In April 2005, the town will join in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Northrup Theatre .

Contributed by Krista Norton

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brentclarkf on June 21, 2005 at 11:25 am

If anyone finds themselves traveling through western Kansas in search of something special, the Northrup is it! Congrats on its 75th anniversary. I’ve got some beautiful interior shots of the Northrup I’ll post a.s.a.p. From the sprawling art deco murals to the new screen to fantastic customer service, this is THE theatre to see in western Kansas. Managed superbly by the Norton family, this has got top be the cleanest theatre I’ve ever seen. This one’s a treat, folks. Since this one’s community-owned, I encourage everybody who has a chance to check it out!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 24, 2006 at 6:06 am

Here is a photo of the Northrup Theater.

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Lost Memory on January 2, 2007 at 5:56 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2005

Northup Theater (added 2005 – Building – #05000008)
116 N. Main St., Syracuse
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: LaRosh & Sons Construction
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 26, 2008 at 6:21 pm

This is another photo of the Northrup Theater.

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Lost Memory on May 4, 2009 at 6:18 pm

The year given for this photo is 1987.

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Lost Memory on June 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Here is another 1987 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm

This is a nice 2009 photo.

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