Crown Uptown Theatre
3207 E. Douglas Avenue,
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Crown Uptown Theatre (Official)
Firms: Boller Brothers
Previous Names: Uptown Theatre
News About This Theater
- Mar 31, 2013 — "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements
- Jan 23, 2013 — REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 57: Wichita)
The Uptown Theatre opened on July 16, 1928 with Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”. It operated as as a first run venue. It went through a remodel and conversion to Cinerama in 1961.
It ran 3 strip Cinerama from 10/25/61 thru 2/11/64 and then converted to 70mm running Cinerama still and then road show presentations. It closed in 1975 only to go through another remodel and conversion to a dinner theatre in 1976 presenting broadway style shows. It was given the new name at that time of the Crown Uptown Theatre.
They also renovated the theatrs 1920’s style marquee and vertical to its original beauty.
Myself and six other pilots took in the show and dinner (buffet style) in 2003. The food was good but the show was outstanding. The theatre is a real beauty.
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