Augusta Theater

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Augusta Theater
Augusta Theater is located in Kansas
Augusta Theater
Location Augusta, Kansas
Coordinates 37°40′36.97″N 96°59′21.86″W / 37.6769361°N 96.9894056°W / 37.6769361; -96.9894056Coordinates: 37°40′36.97″N 96°59′21.86″W / 37.6769361°N 96.9894056°W / 37.6769361; -96.9894056
Built 1935
Architect Lite Craft Neon Co.; Et al.
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 90001577 [1]
Added to NRHP October 31, 1990

The Augusta Theater is a movie theater located in the city of Augusta, Kansas, United States. Designed by architect L. P. Larson, the walls are decorated with large murals depicting classical scenes. It is significant, however, in that it was the first theater to use neon lighting exclusively. Considered to be a landmark of the Art Deco era, it is now home to the Augusta Arts Council.

The theater is currently being restored. So far the neon lights on the front of the building have been restored. The murals on the sides of the theater are being restored currently.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.