El Dorado Theater

206 South Main Street,
El Dorado, KS 67042

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The El Dorado Theater dates back to the 1920’s, and operated beyond 1950. The building is now home to a cafe.

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on July 27, 2010 at 11:02 pm

This theater was recently featured on the “American Picers” show on the History Channel.

There were quite a few shots of the interior, showing the stage and the balcony still in place. The owner is divesting himself of a lot of the artifacts that are inside.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on July 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Sorry for the typo. That’s “American Pickers.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I was told the PICKERS were in Swainsboro,Georgia at the old Drive-in there.I missed that show. Hi-Way 56 Drive-in on CT.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on July 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

I just saw the “American Pickers” episode as well. I hope when the current owners vacate, that it can be saved or put back to use as a theater.
It appeared that it hadn’t been altered that much. Just a lot of antiques spread throuhout. Even in the balcony. Kudos to the current owners for keeping it as is.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 22, 2010 at 2:08 am

From 2010 a close up photo image of the El Dorado sign & marquee along with a view if the El Dorado Building.

Patsy
Patsy on September 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I just the Pickers episode, but didn’t see the balcony and stage areas though did see a glimpse of the marquee at the end of the show. I agree with David Zornig….hope when the current owners vacate, that it can put back to use as a theater.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

A new Roxy is reported in this 1940 trade journal, but doesn’t seem to be listed at CT: Boxoffice

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