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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Fox Theatre

Picture of property 612-614 Commercial St.
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in State Register Feb 10, 2018

Architect: Unknown
Category: theater
Thematic Nomination: Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas

The site of the 1949 Fox Theatre illustrates a long association with the motion picture business in Atchison; prior to the Fox, the parcel was the location of the Royal Theatre, subsequently known as the Fox Royal Theatre, from circa 1911 to 1947. From 1949 to 2011, the nominated Fox Theatre operated as downtown Atchison’s neighborhood movie theater, serving a significant entertainment and recreation function in the city. Built in 1949, major interior alterations occurred in 1970 when the primary theater space was altered to create a separate theater in the balcony.

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