By Vanessa Whiteside on April 20, 2023
Historic Theaters Near Me In Kansas
Add a movie or live performance to your road trip plans
Home to renovated theaters, these Kansas towns are committed to entertaining audiences in an unforgettable setting. Cue the show!
629 N. Main St., Russell
A gem in western Kansas, Dream Theater was built in 1923 in Art Deco style. The theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, seats 425 film fans in downtown Russell. First-run movies are shown Friday-Sunday evenings; otherwise, the building hosts private events. The renovated historic theater’s architecture steals the show.
200 N. Broadway, Wichita
Built in 1922, The Orpheum was the first atmospheric theater in the U.S., its oldest one still standing. Once a vaudeville theater, it hosts performances by top-billing celebrities. The auditorium envelopes visitors with its starlit Spanish courtyard motif and low-lit setting during movie screenings and live performances.