Roxy Theatre

121 W. Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, KS 76202

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Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatre was opened on December 29, 1940 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in “Safari” & Richard Arlen in “The Man from Montreal”. It operated through to at least 1957.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on May 26, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Look at this fun web site featuring classic Kansas theatres -
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm

The Roxy in Wichita was listed as a foreign language theater in the 1947 IMPA, but the exact language is not specified.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

This block has been completely redeveloped. The theater has been razed.

BlottoPreminger
BlottoPreminger on May 30, 2020 at 7:27 pm

I know it’s a different address (further down the street) but does it have any relationship to the current Roxy’s Downtown and its pre-existing neon sign?

rivest266
rivest266 on April 6, 2021 at 10:30 am

The Roxy theatre opened on December 29th with “Safari” and “The Man from Montréal”.

Roxy theatre openingRoxy theatre opening 29 Dec 1940, Sun The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas) Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on April 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

That’s December 29th, 1940.

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