Fox Theatre

520 N. Main Street,
Newton, KS 67114

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Originally the address given for the Regent Theatre in 1950 was 218-20 Main Street. The street has now been re-numbered.

This classic theatre is currently owned by the city of Newton, which has been considering a plan to remodel the facility into a meeting center for the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The project is expected to cost half a million dollars, but no funding source has been determined yet.

Contributed by Paul Salley

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William on December 5, 2003 at 11:06 am

The Fox Theatre is located at 218-20 Main Street and it seated 636 people. It opened as the Regent Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2004 at 1:00 pm

This theater opened in 1914 as the Royal Theater. In 1921 it was re-vamped to provide facilities for vaudeville shows and was re-named Regent Theater and it started showing silent movies from the mid-1920’s. Fox took over the building in 1955, re-named it the Fox Theater and cut away the proscenioum opening to install a Cinemascope screen. It closed in 1999 showing Ron Howard’s film “EDtv”.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

From 2010 a photo of Fox Theatre in Newton.

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