Wichita Theatre and Opera House

919 Indiana Avenue,
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

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The Wichita Theater opened in 1908. It is still open and operating as a performing arts center.

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DonLewis on April 22, 2008 at 1:53 pm

A 1984 view of the Wichita Theater, a 1988 view here and a 2007 view of the box office.

Patsy on April 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Don Lewis: Great photos of a theatre I do remember when I was living in Wichita Falls (1970-1971). Hubby was with the USAF at Sheppard in the finance office.

DonLewis on April 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Hello Patsy and thanks for noticing the photos! The credit actually goes to Billy Smith for taking them; I am editing and doing the submissions.


Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm

The Wichita Theater can be seen in this 2008 photo.

JamesEBohenek on May 17, 2009 at 11:35 pm

It’s my understanding that dual strip 3-D used only two projectors. There were intermissions for changeovers. Hard to believe but perhaps the disruptions were minimized by larger reels. What were the reel durations? 20 and 60 minutes? Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin did authentic polarized dual projector presentations several years ago but of course platters now enable non-stop projection which is what we experienced.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm

This is a recent close-up photo.

DonLewis on December 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

From 1975, a movie ad for the Wichita Theatre in Wichita Falls.


CheckerBird on April 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

The Wichita Theater is now operating as a church: One Life, a contemporary Christian evangelical community church (www.onelifecc.org). The building immediately to the north has been also connected and it’s really nicely fixed up now.

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