Nomar Theatre

2141 N. Market Street,
Wichita, KS 67214

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Lyndon on December 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Here is a story about the Nomar.

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Great pictures GUYS.

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

This news item includes a video.

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 May 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Another 1985 photo is here

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.

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.

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 30, 2007 at 6:58 am

This is a recent photo of the Nomar Theater building.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2006 at 4:38 am

If you have access to these old Wichita newspapers, the following information is available:

Wichita Beacon Sunday, December 2, 1928

Drawing of proposed new Nomar Theater, to be built at once at 2140-42 North Marketfor $125,000. Plans prepared by Boller Brothers, of Kansas City, specialists in theaterdesign. Seating capacity, 800. The name “Nomar” is taken from the words “North” and“Market,” where it is to be built.

Wichita Eagle Sunday, December 2, 1928

Drawing of the new $125,000 Nomar theater, to be built at 2041-43 North Market. Construction is to start this week.

Wichita Beacon Monday, December 17, 1928

Contract has been let for the new Nomar Theater and excavation started today.

Wichita Eagle Tuesday, December 18, 1928

Building permit issued yesterdayfor $34,000 theater in 2100 block on North Market, theNomar theater, 50 by 140 feet. Cost will be $75,000 equipped.

Wichita Eagle Saturday, March 9, 1929

Photograph of Nomar theater under construction.

Wichita Eagle Thursday, April 4, 1929

Article reports opening of new Nomar theater last evening.

Wichita Eagle Sunday, April 2, 1944

Report of death yesterday ofJames C. Hartman, 65, well known Wichita business manand builder and operator of the Uptown and Nomar theaters for several years andformerly manager of Crawford theater. Survived by one daughter and five sons (named).Obituary.

Wichita Eagle Thursday, May 22, 1980

Article reports Mexican and Indochinese movies are now being shown at the 51 year old Nomar Theater, 2143 North Market. Details.