Fox Garvey Theatre

135 North Water Street,
Wichita, KS 67202

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Opening advertisement from the 'Wichita Eagle' October 22, 1969

Opened on October 23, 1969 next to the Holiday Inn Plaza in downtown Wichita. The Fox Garvey Theatre was to be the replacement for the Miller Theatre. It would be later twinned when Mann bought out National General.

Contributed by Joel Weide

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JoelWeide on July 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

Please note that the Fox Theatre listed on this site and the Fox Garvey are the same theatre. The ‘technical’ name for the Fox is Fox Garvey, named for the Garvey family who the part of the Wichita business district that the theatre was located in. The theatre was to have been equipped with 70mm but never took place.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to says that the Fox Garvey Theatre was designed by Platt & Associates. Sidney S. Platt designed the Garvey Center, in which this theater was located, and several other major projects in Wichita.

kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm

The Fox opened on October 23, 1969. It’s first movie was “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

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