About Us

The Kansas Historic Theatres Association is a non-profit organization formed to promote and facilitate the restoration of noteworthy historic theatres throughout our state. KHTA's goals are to preserve the theatres as an example of an important architectural and cultural period in our history and to put the buildings to practical use as a source of civic pride and financial stimulation to their cities.

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The mission of the Kansas Historic Theatres Association is to promote understanding, education and preservation of the rich heritage of Kansas’ theatres for the benefit of their communities and future generations.

It is the goal of the KHTA to help identify and document historic theatres and conduct, support and spread the research about those theatres. It is our desire to increase the general public's awareness and appreciation of our historic Kansas theatres and the important role they play in the revitalization of our communities, both large and small.


Co-Presidents: Joe & Sheila Markley

Vice President: Mike Frimel

Treasurer: Vonnie Corsini

Secretary: Diane Fallis

Membership: Mike Frimel & Brian Truskett

Contact KHTA:
Phone: (785) 238-3906
Email: director@jcoperahouse.org
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