Civic Theater

725 West Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67213

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The Civic Theater opened on October 21, 1936. The theater was owned by O. F. Sullivan. As a movie theater, the Civic Theatre was closed by 1960. The theater was remodeled and renamed the Civic Playhouse which was a live performance venue. The Civic Playhouse operated until around 1973. The building was then sold to the Wichita State Bank in 1973 and was demolished in 1977.

Contributed by Ridgewood Ken

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Lyndon
Lyndon on December 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Here is a photo of the Civic in 1977 just before its demolition.

Lyndon
Lyndon on December 5, 2013 at 4:06 am

Here is a story about the Civic.

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