Fox Theatre

18 E. First Street,
Hutchinson, KS 67501

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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres

Architects: Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers, Killis Almond & Associates, Mann & Company

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Classic), Movies (Family)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 620.663.5861

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Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre opened on June 8, 1931. Local architectural firm Mann & Company were associate architects.

Contributed by Paul Salley

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

claydoh77
claydoh77 on March 15, 2005 at 2:52 pm

There are a lot of pictures of the art deco details & some vintage pictures of this theatre on the homepage… it is a little easier than said above, just click on the broken link “X” and they will open in the same window.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm

A 1987 view of the Fox Theater in Hutchinson here, here and here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2008 at 11:33 pm

The architect for the restoration of the Fox Theatre was Killis Almond, of Killis Almond & Associates, a San Antonio, Texas, based firm specializing in the restoration of historic buildings. Click on their “Projects” link to find a link to a page about this theater, as well as links to pages about some of their other theater projects.

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on June 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Thanks for the great photos, Chuck.

rjh12
rjh12 on June 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

Oh my gosh- I am 83 years old and the Fox was a center stage event in my life as a child growing up and as a young woman and as a young wife. Thank you for allowing me to relive a lot of memories by seeing this building again. The Carmel Corn Shop was two doors down from the Fox and we always stopped there before going to the (show). I can remember going with my parents when I was about four or five years old and my husand and I would always go when we were a young married couple. I can remember walking up that beautiful staircase to sit in the balcony. Thank you so much for this.

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 16, 2016 at 10:51 am

Recent pictures posted to the Photo section.

vallain
vallain on February 7, 2017 at 7:32 am

I’ve posted some interior shots online at https://niume.com/post/250725. What a beautiful art deco theater!

richardg
richardg on July 16, 2023 at 3:32 pm

The Fox offers tours upon advance request and this is one definitely worth attending. Today, this lovely 900 plus seat theatre’s venue consists mostly of concerts, classic film series, and children’s films. The Fox remained closed for a number of years longer than necessary because of a dispute between the two owners. While one person owned the building another person owned all the fixtures. Each, of course, claimed ownership to the lovely and very valuable chandeliers. Once the dispute was settled the building was sold and renovations began. Renovations included extensive washroom updates, new carpeting (custom woven in the original pattern) , and recovering all of the seating. The stage was also enlarged by covering over the orchestra pit. Original plans called for the Fox Theatre Building to be an eight story structure but lack of funds from the main benefactor resulted in initially only a two story structure. Shortly after, more funding became available and 2 more stories were added resulting in todays 4 story structure. Years ago there was direct access to the third floor of the theatre building from the benefactor’s next door high-rise building. This resulted in additional office space for the high-rise owner. The Fox is operated by a small salaried staff and many dedicated and knowledgeable staff.

richardg
richardg on July 16, 2023 at 3:47 pm

Sorry volunteers; My last sentence should have read: “The Fox is operated by a small number of salaried staff and many dedicated and knowledgeable VOLUNTEER staff

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