Nomar Theatre

2141 N. Market Street,
Wichita, KS 67214

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Nomar Theatre

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This theatre opened on April 3, 1929 on the 2100 block of North Market. My father purchased the property in the 1980’s and used the space for a furniture warehouse. It is now semi empty and I am trying to get him to restore it for a film house and playhouse.

If anyone has any information on this theatre it would be most appreciated.

Contributed by J. Basham

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oldphoto on July 17, 2007 at 6:26 am

I have a picture of the Nomar from the mid 40’s. It shows the front facade and part of an adjacent grocery store.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

It is named the Nomar Theater because it is on North Market Street. It is now vacant.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on May 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Just saw on the news tonight that they several local citizens are planning on restoring the Nomar. They are trying to open it in a year.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Another 1985 photo is here

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 3, 2009 at 9:51 am

The Nomar is being renovated. Here is a news item about it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 3, 2009 at 10:00 am

This news item includes a video.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on June 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Here are some pictures I took inside the Nomar:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Great pictures GUYS.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on April 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Kewpie, They are trying to get the money raised to restore this theater. I am really hoping I can see both the Nomar and the Orpheum restored. Having both of them restored will increase Wichita’s quality of life.

Lyndon on December 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Here is a story about the Nomar.

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