Dunbar Theatre

1007 N. Cleveland Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67214

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Dunbar Theatre

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The Dunbar Theatre, designed by architect Raymond M. Harmon, opened on August 15, 1941. This theatre was built for African Americans. It was named after Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African American poet. The Dunbar Theatre closed in the late-1950’s. The building still stands but is vacant.

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Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on March 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Below are some photos I took of the Dunbar Theatre with its new marquee. http://www.flickr.com/photos/historian77/sets/72157632695967453/

annaelaine
annaelaine on August 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

I learned of this theater today when listening the mayor. I am excited to hear that there are discussions about preserving this theater. It is important to preserve as much of our history as possible.
annaelaine Wichita, Ks

Lyndon
Lyndon on August 23, 2017 at 3:56 am

The Dunbar Theater could reopen by 2020.

Lyndon
Lyndon on August 27, 2017 at 3:23 am

Here is the plan to reopen the Dunbar Theatre.

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