El Dorado Theater

206 South Main Street,
El Dorado, KS 67042

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El Dorado Theater

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The El Dorado Theater opened May 30, 1921, and operated beyond 1950. The building is now home to a cafe.

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Trolleyguy on July 27, 2010 at 7:02 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 on July 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 27, 2010 at 7:08 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 on July 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

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.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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

Patsy on September 27, 2010 at 4:46 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.

dallasmovietheaters on June 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The El Dorado launched on May 30, 1921 with “Deception.” It competed against the Gem Theatre, Eris Theatre, Belmont/Palace, and the Royal theatres

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