Kingman Theatre

237 N. Main Street,
Kingman, KS 67068

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Additional Info

Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Movies, Performing Arts

Previous Names: Mead Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 620.532.1253

Nearby Theaters

Kingman Theatre

This Kingman Theatre was built by Mr. S. F. Mead and his son, Frank, as a new opera house for the community of Kingman. The structure became an instant landmark, as well as a distinctive ornament for the community, especially with its night lights.

The seating capacity of the original house was 700, with standing room for approximately 100 more. The standing room also gave the patrons the convenience of moving around without missing any of the show being presented.

Built at a cost of $40,000 at the time of its grand opening in July 1920, this theater has remained true to the original intentions of its creators: to offer the community first class peforming arts.

Contributed by Paul Salley

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

William on December 5, 2003 at 12:15 pm

The Kingman Theatre is located 235-37 Main Street.

Ezrianna on July 21, 2004 at 12:11 pm

This is the theater in my town. I love this theater My mother wanted to buy it when I was yonger but my father did not want to. It then sold and now my parents are divorced and My mother still dreams of running a theater.

This theater has a very cool feature when you sit in the balcony (16 or older) They will bring you refills wich is great but sometimes scary during a scary movie LOL!

rivest266 on August 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Someone took the streetview way off course. Therefore I added an picture of the Kingman here.

kpdennis on August 27, 2015 at 2:25 am

The Kingman continues to serve the residents of Kingman. New photos in the pictures section.

richardg on February 8, 2024 at 5:10 pm

Many small town theatres cannot survive by showing movies alone and the Kingman Theatre is one example. The theatre supplements its movie income by hosting tribute bands and country & western artists. The theatre’s ceiling reveals a beautiful southwestern motif. Lovely art deco fixtures well as neon lights adorn the auditorium. Seats were updated years ago with tasteful upholstery and cup holders. The balcony was closed for some maintenance but scheduled to open soon. The theatre is open Fri, Sat, and Sun. The Kingman Theatre is a lovely theatre and definitely worth a visit. Thanks for the tour

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.