Fox Theatre

520 N. Main Street,
Newton, KS 67114

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Fox Theatre - Newton (Official)

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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres

Functions: Church

Previous Names: Royal Theatre, Regent Theatre

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The Royal Theatre was opened in 1914. It was renamed Regent Theatre in 1921. Originally the address given for the Regent Theatre in 1950 was 218-20 Main Street. The street has now been re-numbered. It was renamed Fox Theatre in 1955 and closed as a movie theatre in 1999.

This classic theatre is currently owned by the city of Newton, which has been considering a plan to remodel the facility into a meeting center for the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The project is expected to cost half a million dollars, but no funding source has been determined yet. By January 2023 it was being used by a church.

Contributed by Paul Salley

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

William on December 5, 2003 at 9:06 am

The Fox Theatre is located at 218-20 Main Street and it seated 636 people. It opened as the Regent Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2004 at 11:00 am

This theater opened in 1914 as the Royal Theater. In 1921 it was re-vamped to provide facilities for vaudeville shows and was re-named Regent Theater and it started showing silent movies from the mid-1920’s. Fox took over the building in 1955, re-named it the Fox Theater and cut away the proscenioum opening to install a Cinemascope screen. It closed in 1999 showing Ron Howard’s film “EDtv”.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

From 2010 a photo of Fox Theatre in Newton.

DavidZornig on December 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Facebook link to a diorama of the Fox Theatre. Scroll right for additional pics.

Darren_Snow on February 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm

As of 2023 it’s being used as a church.

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