Cinemas East

320 N. Rock Road,
Wichita, KS 67206

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp., Crown Cinema Corporation

Architects: Thomas Jacob

Functions: Gymnasium

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Cinemas East

Opened on July 17, 1974. The second of American Entertainment Theatres in Wichita Kansas, originally operated by Bill Warren. Built as four screens, later expanded to six after being sold to Commonwealth Cinema Corporation. Located on North Rock Road near Towne East Mall.

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kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

The current occupant of 320 N. Rock is a gym called “Just Ladies Fitness”.

kwilkin1962 on January 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

My first theatre job was here from April 1984 until January 1991. I didn’t realize until I worked at other theatres how narrow the projection booth was, which made it difficult to move prints around. It didn’t help that boxes of concession cups and lids were stored there because of lack of space elsewhere. Still, there were a lot of good memories there. I was glad to have worked for Commonwealth Theatres while it was still around, since they were the chain I remember most when I went to movies when I was younger.

kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Cinemas East opened on July 17, 1974. It consisted of 4 auditoriums. Opening day featured “Mame”, starring Lucille Ball in the largest auditorium, with “The Way We Were”, “ A Touch of Class” and “ American Graffiti” in the others.

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