Fox Garvey Theatre

135 North Water Street,
Wichita, KS 67202

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres, Mann Theatres, MN, National General Theatres

Architects: Sydney S. Platt

Firms: Platt & Associates

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Opening advertisement from the 'Wichita Eagle' October 22, 1969

Opened on October 22, 1969, located next to the Holiday Inn Plaza in downtown Wichita. The Fox Garvey Theatre was to be the replacement for the Miller Theatre. It would be later twinned when Mann bought out National General.

Contributed by Joel Weide

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JoelWeide on July 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

Please note that the Fox Theatre listed on this site and the Fox Garvey are the same theatre. The ‘technical’ name for the Fox is Fox Garvey, named for the Garvey family who the part of the Wichita business district that the theatre was located in. The theatre was to have been equipped with 70mm but never took place.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to says that the Fox Garvey Theatre was designed by Platt & Associates. Sidney S. Platt designed the Garvey Center, in which this theater was located, and several other major projects in Wichita.

kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The Fox opened on October 23, 1969. It’s first movie was “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

rivest266 on January 28, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Closed November 2nd, 1983 after the landlord terminated the lease after it places an ad for an adult movie program in the newspaper.

Fox Garvey closingFox Garvey closing Tue, Nov 8, 1983 – 27 · The Wichita Eagle-Beacon (Wichita, Kansas) ·

dallasmovietheaters on April 6, 2021 at 5:06 am

Dickinson had subleased the theatre whose lease was 25 years long to an exhibitor of Spanish language films. Then it created the new sublease above with DFG for adult films that was cancelled by the owner of the property. The former sublessee was able to screen the final bookings on November 6, 1983 of “Un Amor en Nuevo York” and “Las Sobrenas del Diablo.” The theatre was then demolished.

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