Fox Theater

409 N. Broadway Street,
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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Fox Theatre 6.7.1999

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From its opening in 1920, until the late-1950’s, it was known as the Colonial Theater.

In 1959, the Fox Kansas Theatre Company, which leased the 937-seat theatre, renamed it the Fox Theater, the name by which it was known until closing in the mid-1980s.

Contributed by Paul Salley

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Mishka
Mishka on July 26, 2004 at 9:28 am

I have lived here in Pittsburg a little over a year.
Since I have been here I have been dreaming of how wonderful it would be to open up this theatre!

I am of course disturbed on how such once a beautiful booming theatre can just sit here.

This downtown could really benifit from something up and running such as this.

Maybe it would attract some dazzle,and more people to care about the downtown area and start getting some thoughts and ideas
to new store fronts.

Is there any plan to reopen this theatre at all? and when?

Please let me know any info.you might have on this theatre!

Thank You,

Michelle Roe

atmos
atmos on February 23, 2005 at 3:25 am

This theatre opened on 17 March 1920 according to movie house history and was renovated in 1926.The original architect is not mentioned.

Patsy
Patsy on January 27, 2006 at 9:20 am

A non-theatre related question…..Is the name Crowell still a prominent name in Pittsburg Kansas? The reason I ask is there was a famous murder mystery non-fiction book written by Dominick Dunne entitled The Two Mrs. Grenviles that was based on the real name of Woodward and the famous murder surrounding that name in the 50’s. Mrs. Woodward’s former name was Crowell and she came from humble rural beginnings in Pittsburg Kansas. If someone wishes to expand on this, please email me at

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

From 2010, photos of the Fox Theater in Pittsburg. [Please click on thumbnails for larger view].

colonial_fox
colonial_fox on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 am

The “Colonial Fox Theatre” is now owned by the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation. The theatre has 800 seats.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

When the Colonial Theatre reopened on May 30, 1926, following a remodeling carried out by its new operators, the Midland Theatre circuit, it hosted the world premier of the Paramount feature Good and Naughty, starring Pola Negri. The event was reported in the June 5 issue of The Reel Journal.

Keith Wondra
Keith Wondra on January 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Here is a great link on the history of the Fox Theater: Colonial/Fox Theatre

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