Wichita’s Northrock 14 to become office building

posted by Austin Klososky on April 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

WICHITA, KS — The Northrock 14, owned by Overland Park, KS based Dickinson Theatres is slated to become an office building later this year. The theatre is currently still in operation. Ironically, the older Northrock 6 which is in the parking lot of the 14-plex was also renovated into an office building several years ago by the same company. Northrock 14 was built in 1997 and is a near identical sister theatre to the Starworld 20 Theatre in Tulsa, OK.

Occidental CEO Gary Oborny says potential tenants have expressed “serious interest” in 40,000 to 50,000 square feet of the renovated Northrock 14. He declined to identify those prospects but says they are a mix of local and out-of-state companies.

The largest of them could take 25,000 to 30,000 square feet, he says.

“I think by the end of the year we’d like to move on it,” he says of construction.

Read the full story in the Wichita Business Journal.

Comments (2)

JoelWeide on April 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Again another closing of a Dickinson Theatre. It’s sad to see this circuit in such bad shape.
The Northrock 14 was a nice theatre when it was constructed, but time has taken its toll. Bill Warren is the dominate player in Wichita, but the ‘don’t care’ attitude at Dickinson doesn’t help much either. While other circuits are opening new locations, Dickinson is either selling them off or closing them.
Again so sad!!!

hmtinc on April 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I agree Joel. I remember the day when the Dickinson brand was the flag ship theatres in Kansas City. How sad

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