Doric Theatre

508 Morton Street,
Elkhart, KS 67950

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MichaelKilgore on July 12, 2021 at 1:35 am

Boxoffice, Dec. 21, 1957: “ELKHART, KAS. - The Doric Theatre, completely rebuilt since it was damaged by fire more that a year ago, was reopened recently with “Love in the Afternoon” as the opening attraction. New walls, a modern front and complete new lobby have been built. All seats in the theatre have been refinished and new carpeting and tiling provided. Projection and sound equipment, screen, restrooms, drinking fountains, concessions stand and interior decorations are all new. The building is owned by C. S. McClung. A contract was signed recently by Dr. K. W. Pieratt of Dumas, Tex., and J. B. Mann of Guymon, Okla., with McClung for a long term lease on the theatre building and fixtures. Delbert Stewart, who manages the Sands Drive-In south of here on Highway 95 for Pieratt and Mann, is manager of the Doric as well.”

kenc49 on July 21, 2017 at 3:59 am

Article about the Doric Theatre revival

ChrisB on July 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm

The manager in 1958 was Delbert Stewart, per an ad in that year’s Elkhart High School yearbook.

marj_sanford on June 11, 2015 at 9:51 pm

My Grandmother, Zinnia Frieholtz, told us she purchased the piano that was used in this theater when it was a silent movie theater. She taught piano lessons on it for many years. I have it in my home. Zinnia was the librarian for many years.

brentclarkf on December 20, 2004 at 5:57 am

It’s my understanding that this one’s being restored as a performing arts/community theatre. My wife and I are experienced performers, and we do fundraisers. We also believe in preserving old theatres whenever possible. Good luck with your restorations.
You might contact the people in Syracuse at the Northrup for ideas. As far as excellent restoration work, contact the Washita in Cordell, OK, the Morley in Borger, TX, or The Liberty in Carnegie, OK. These people have resurrected their theatres and they look great! Good luck!

William on December 5, 2003 at 4:56 pm

The Doric Theatre seated 350 people.