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

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

William on December 5, 2003 at 9:06 am

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

KenRoe on November 13, 2004 at 11:00 am

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”.

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Lost Memory on January 28, 2008 at 9:08 am

Here is a website for the Fox Theater. The address given on their website is: “The Fox is located at 520 N. Main St. Newton, KS”.

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Lost Memory on January 28, 2008 at 9:52 am

Also, according to the Fox website this theater opened as the Royal Theater, then became the Regent Theater and in the 1950s was renamed the Fox Theater.

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Lost Memory on January 29, 2008 at 11:14 am

This is a recent photo of the Fox Theater.

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Lost Memory on March 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

Here is a close-up view of the Fox.

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Lost Memory on July 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

A July 2008 photo can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on June 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm

This is another 1985 photo.

DonLewis on September 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

From 2010 a photo of Fox Theatre in Newton.

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