Flag Theatre

310 N. Main Street,
Hutchinson, KS 67501

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp.

Firms: Smith & English

Functions: Conference Center, Live Theater, Special Events

Previous Names: State Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 620.662.7469

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Flag Theatre - Hutchinson KS 1996 (2)

Single screen theatre in the downtown section of Hutchinson, located on North Main Street at E. First Street. Originally known as the State Theatre when it opened on July 2, 1936, it had a seating capacity for 490. It was destroyed by fire in 1958.

A new 400-seat theatre was built, using the outer walls of the former State Theatre and it opened as the Flag Theatre on November 24, 1959. It is now home to live productions, including children’s theatre, and is Kansas' only festival stage complex. The Flag Theatre is also used for meetings and conventions, and is available for rental for public and private functions.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 11:42 am

The Film Daily Yearbook; 1941 and 1943 editions list a State Theatre with 400 seats. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the State Theatre address is given as 310 North Main Street, Hutchinson, KS and it has a seating capacity listed as 490.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm

A 1987 view of the Flag Theater in Hutchinson.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

The new theater under construction for the Sproule brothers at 310-312 N. Main Street was designed by the local architectural firm of Smith & English, according to the May 6, 1936, issue of The Hutchinson, Kansas, News.

JoelWeide on October 29, 2014 at 2:36 am

This theatre was operated by Commonwealth who had it open in the winter months and the drive-in during the summer.

kpdennis on April 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

When did the State become the Flag Theatre? Recent pictures posted to the Photos section.

MichaelKilgore on April 3, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 23, 1959: “Hutchinson, Kas. - The New Flag Theatre, a luxury-styled theatre which Jay Wooten in association with Commonwealth Theatres has rebuilt out of the shell of the old State Theatre, will open Monday (23) for the trade, press, radio and TV. The 400-seat theatre is probably the only new house to open in Kansas this year, and the owners have poured a considerable chunk of money into giving this town a top-quality theatre.”

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