We’re back with another 🤩 #WichitaWednesday! 🤩 This time we’re featuring the Orpheum Theater 🎭, Wichita’s non-profit center for the performing arts.
Quick Facts -
🏗️ Built in 1922 - at the time shows cost between $0.40 and $0.75!
🥇 First atmospheric theatre built in the United States
📜 On the National Register of Historic Places
🍿 Hosted the Kansas premier of Gone with the Wind in 1940
🏚️ Was closed and abandoned in 1976 due to competition with so many other venues. It was later restored and finally reopened in 1999.
Upcoming Events -
🎬 Thurs, June 22 - #IMOMSOHARD Ladies Night!
🎬 Sat, Aug 12 - Bobby Bones
🎬 Sat, Aug 26 - Miranda Sings
🎬 Sun, Sept 17 - John Cusack
🎬 Tues, Sept 26 - Whose Live Anyway?
🎬 Tues, Oct 3 - Disney Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert
**There are more upcoming events, the ones listed above were cherry picked from the complete list of events which can be found on their website.**
We’ve included quite a few historic pictures down below, be sure to check them out! 👇
To visit their website: https://wichitaorpheum.com/
For their wiki page (and one of our sources): https://rem.ax/3NDGbO6
*Photos and information are from Orpheum Theater’s website and the wikipedia page, both linked above.