Nomar Theater

Somos de Wichita/We are Wichitans

Nomar Theater

Image from El Perico courtesy Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Opening in 1929, the Nomar Theater was a social hub for Wichita’s North End.  Early on, Latinos were expected to sit in the balcony as was the expectation for other people of color at the time.  By the 1960s, however, their children could sit anywhere in theater and remembered it fondly as a childhood experience. As new immigrants from Mexico moved in, it became known for showing Spanish language movies.

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