Civic Theatre

725 W. Douglas Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67213

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Previously operated by: Sullivan Independent Theatres

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Civic Playhouse

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Civic Theatre

The Civic Theater opened on October 21, 1936. The theatre was owned by O. F. Sullivan. As a movie theatre, the Civic Theatre was closed by 1960. The theatre was remodeled and renamed the Civic Playhouse which was a live performance venue. The Civic Playhouse operated until around 1973. The building was then sold to the Wichita State Bank in 1973 and was demolished in 1977.

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Lyndon on December 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

Here is a photo of the Civic in 1977 just before its demolition.

Lyndon on August 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

Photo of the Civic Playhouse.

mikeytee on June 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

We had our prom (Goddard High School) there in 1967 as I recall. I do remember going to the movies there in the late ‘50’s.

Lyndon on November 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

Here is a story about the Civic.

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