Augusta Theater

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Augusta Theater
Augusta Theater is located in Kansas
Augusta Theater
Augusta Theater is located in the US
Augusta Theater
Location 525 State Street, 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 c.1935
Architect L.P. Larsen; Lite Craft Neon Co.; Robert Boller; Dietz Lusk
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 90001577 [1]
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.[2]

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.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ 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.

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