Wichita Theatre

310 E. Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67202

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Lyndon on November 26, 2013 at 4:03 am

For more memories of the Wichita, see: “I Used to Drag Douglas”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

As can be seen from the photo I just uploaded, the Wichita Theatre was much more Spanish than French in style.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The Moving Picture World of March 15, 1919, confirms J.D.’s surmise that the Wichita Theatre was designed by Carl Boller. The article says nothing of a Reproduco, or any organ or piano at this time, but says that the Wichita Theatre had a 12-piece orchestra accompanying the movies at both the evening and the matinée performances.

seymourcox on May 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Look into this fun link to see hundreds of photos of historic Kansas theatres,
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[Deleted] on February 9, 2007 at 8:22 am

The Wichita very likely had a Reproduco to accompany the silent flicks. These instruments combined a piano with three ranks of organ pipes and used player piano-type rolls.

raybradley on December 19, 2006 at 8:57 am

These web pages contains vintage images of the Wichita Theatre,
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 17, 2006 at 9:39 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1941 & 1943 editions as having a seating capacity of 1,400. At that time it was being operated by Fox Midwest Amusement Corp.