Programs & Events
The purpose of Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation events is to inform and acquaint the community with the benefits the restored Colonial Fox will bring to the downtown district. All events are guided by the CFTF mission to restore the Colonial Fox Theatre to be an enduring dynamic cultural center enriching the quality of life and economic vitality of Pittsburg and surrounding communities.
Friday Flix "The Sting" May 2012
CFTF presents films to the community under the stars from May through October. Our Friday Flix selections are presented on the beautiful movie screen mural painted on the north wall of the theatre. Patrons may position lawn chairs in their favorite viewing spot for a memorable, family-friendly outdoor movie experience. Past films range from classics like Casablanca to recent releases such as Toy Story 3.
Visitors are always welcome! Throughout the year, private tours can be scheduled for individuals or for large groups. Please visit our private tours page and we will schedule a tour guide for the day of your choosing.
Little Balkans Tours
During the Little Balkans Day Festival, the Colonial Fox Theatre hosts a special tour in keeping with the celebration of Southeast Kansas heritage.
More information for annual event and other events can be found at littlebalkans.com.
Tallgrass Road Show
Another annual tradition during the Little Balkans Day Festivities is the Tallgrass Road Show. This unique presentation is sponsored by the Kansas Historic Theatres Association and the Tallgrass Film Association.
The program highlights screenings of independent, documentary, and art film shorts. Some of these films presented in 2011 were honored at the Wichita festival before receiving awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival and even the Academy Awards. This year, the Road Show will take place at the Colonial Fox on Friday, August 31.
Each year nearing Halloween the Colonial Fox hosts a paranormal exploration of the theatre. In previous years, Jasper Haunts Paramormal Team has helped us lead a guided tour through the theatre to uncover the chilling mysteries of our past.