Chief Theater

122 E. Main Street,
Coldwater, KS 67029

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Chief Theater

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The Chief Theater radiates a nostalgic charm from the days of silent movies, newsreels, and nickelodeons. In its prime, the Chief Theater featured movies every night of the week, weekend matinees, and was frequently filled to its seating capacity of 300 people.

In the late-1940’s the theater was decorated in a Native American theme with colorful murals in the lobby and auditorium which have been preserved to this day.

Currently operated and restored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Theater features current release movies every weekend, projected by a new state-of-the-art projection system.

Contributed by Paul Salley

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2006 at 7:20 am

Also known as the Gossett and listed on the National Register:

Chief Theater (added 2005 – Building – #05000010)
Also known as Gossett Theater
122 E. Main St., Coldwater
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gossett, Paul E., Howard, Thomas H.
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

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