Novelty Theatre

809 Main Street,
Winfield, KS 67019

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit

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Novelty Theatre

The original 350-seat Novelty Theatre was at 245 N. Main Street in Winfield. The “new” Novelty Theatre had a larger auditorium. It saw competition and went all in improving the theatre in 1929 including a Wurlitzer Model 109 - Opus 1844.

1929 was the wrong time to go for big improvements and in organs as movie palaces and sound films was the place to be. The Novelty Theatre went down for the count as the Depression began and Fox Theatres assumed control of the facility. The theatre went unused and the organ was moved to a Catholic church which installed it in 1931.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2023 at 4:51 pm

The Novelty Theatre at 809 Main Street was one of the two movie houses listed at Winfield in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. The rival Jewel Theatre was at 1007 Main Street, where the Fox Theatre would be built in 1950.

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