|Industry||Motion picture theaters|
|Key people||Bill Warren (founder)|
Warren Theatres is a privately owned movie theater chain based in Wichita, Kansas. As of December 2010, the Warren Theatres owns and operates 7 theatre complexes in 3 states. Warren Theatres operates 4 theatre complexes under the Warren Theatres brand, with 3 in Wichita, Kansas, and 1 in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Warren Theatres also operates 2 theatres under the Palace Theatres brand, and a small theatre under the Movie Machine brand. The Warren Theatres location in Old Town Wichita, Kansas is a main venue for the Tallgrass Film Festival, an international, independent film festival. Warren Theatres' IMAX auditorium, with the largest digital IMAX screen in the world at over 60 feet, is the top grossing IMAX in North America. A similar IMAX auditorium has been completed in February 2012 at the Moore, Oklahoma Warren Theater.
|Warren Theatres||OldTown Theatre & Grill||2003||7||Wichita|
|Warren Theatres||21st Street Warren||1996||17||Wichita|
|Warren IMAX||21st Street Warren||2010||1||601||Wichita|
|Warren Theatres||13th Avenue Warren||2001||20||Wichita|
|Movie Machine||Towne West Square||5||Wichita|
|Palace Theatres||Palace West||1988||8||Wichita|
|Warren Theatres||Moore Warren||2008||16||Moore|
|Warren IMAX||Moore Warren||2012||1||601||Moore|
|Palace Theatres||Palace Springfield||8||Springfield|
Current Ticket Prices
- Showtimes prior to 6 PM - $7
- 3D Showtimes prior to 6 PM - $10
- Showtimes after 6 PM - $10
- 3D Showtimes after 6 PM - $13
- Director's Suites (Moore Warren and Old Town Warren Only) - $22 all day
- Children/Seniors all day - $7
- 3D Children/Seniors all day - $10
- Oscar's Lounge/Balcony (13th Only) (21+) Before 6PM - $12
- Oscar's Lounge/Balcony (13th Only) (21+) After 6 PM - $18
- IMAX theater prices are $3 more for each showtime
- All Palace Theater showtimes are $3 for all ages
Current price for 32 oz drink is $5, with one free refill, and a large popcorn with one free refill is $7. The concession stand also features candy, nachos and bottled water.
Warren Theatres is the only theater chain whose auditoriums all feature THX sound. Some of the screens at the West 21st street and East 13th street locations feature state-of-the-art digital 3D projection, while the rest feature digital projections. The downtown Wichita location features all of its screens in digital projection. Modeled after the classic art deco theaters in the 1950s, Warren Theatres' patrons find themselves immersed in marble floors and counter-tops, neon lights, and hand-painted murals throughout. Ticket salespeople, concession stand workers, ticket takers, and the theatre cleanup crew all wear 1950's style movie theatre uniforms.
A fan favorite at the Warren Theatres is the VIP balcony's reserved seating, with at-your-seat food delivery to a private bar just outside the auditorium. Warren Theatres received national acclaim when Flaunt Magazine named the chain the top theater builder in the nation.
Since the opening of the Warren World Class IMAX in Wichita on December 17, 2010, it has been the top grossing IMAX in North America. The Moore Warren IMAX opened February 24, 2012. Both theaters have 601 seats, a dedicated lobby, 101 ft IMAX 3D screen, a family restroom, and an elevator. The Warren World Class IMAX current size and design has both theaters made to be the largest digital IMAX screens in the world.
- Official website
- Bill Warren’s IMAX theater a world-class success; The Wichita-Eagle; December 25, 2012