|Location||525 State Street, Augusta, Kansas|
|Architect||L.P. Larsen; Lite Craft Neon Co.; Robert Boller; Dietz Lusk|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference #||90001577 |
|Added to NRHP||October 31, 1990|
The Augusta Theater is a movie palace theater located in the city of Augusta, Kansas, which was built in about 1935. Designed by architect L. P. Larsen, 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 became home of the Augusta Arts Council.
In 1990, the Augusta Arts Council planned to proceed with renovations including restoration of the building's historic facade.
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.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Martha Hagedorn-Krass (September 14, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination:" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2017. With 22 photos from c.1938 and 1990.
- Augusta Theatre - Augusta Arts Council
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