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ARTICLE: Colonial Fox acquires National Bank building . . . Read more.
Morning Sun, November 15, 2011

ARTICLE: The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation has taken over ownership of the National Bank Building . . . Read more.
Joplin Globe, November 14, 2011

EVENT: November 11 at dark, 2011 Friday Flix Series comes to a close with The Polar Express
November 11, 2011

EVENT: Local Poets read in Wichita, Saturday Nov. 5 at 2:00pm . . .
November 5, 2011

ARTICLE: Paranormal investigation team visits Colonial Fox Theatre--The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation almost didn't schedule a paranormal investigation . . .
November 2, 2011

EVENT: SOLD OUT! Saturday October 29, 9:00pm Haunted tour of the Colonial Fox with Jasper Haunts Paranormal team!
October 29, 2011

EVENT: Friday Flix "Beetlejuice" will screen on October 21 at dark.
October 21, 2011

NEWS: Popcorn Cart mural is now complete! See photos
October 17, 2011

ARTICLE: FIRST IN PRINT--Restoration work on the Colonial Fox Theatre is moving right along. . . Read full article
October 10, 2010 - Morning Sun

NEWS: New popcorn mural being patinted on north wall! See photos
October 10, 2011

EVENT: October 9 -- Last Second Sunday tours from 2-4 pm.
October 6, 2011

EVENT: October 7 -- Fall Art Walk featuring "The Barows"
October 6, 2011

EVENT: CANCELED due to rain "Toy Story 3" September 16.
September 16, 2011

ARTICLE: Sunday's Little Balkans Days Festival events capped off one of the best weekends in the festival's history . . .
September 6, 2011 Morning Sun

EVENT: Second Sunday Tours, September 11 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
September 6, 2011

MEDIA COVERAGE: KOAM invites CFTF for an interview about Tallgrass Film Fest. & progress update!
August 31, 2011

ARTICLE: Pittsburg resident Joy Reed and her friend Gayle Callahan used to go watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Grubbs Hall . . .
August 20, 2011 Morning Sun

EVENT: Sunday, September 4--Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show to premier at 8:30pm at the Colonial Fox Theatre. Festival screenings will run through 2012 will be hosted by several Kansas Historic Theatres. Click here for more information.
August 5, 2011

EVENT: Saturday, September 3--Little Balkans Day Tours 9:00am - 12:00pm. Limit 25 to a group, $3 donation appreciated.
August 5, 2011

EVENT: Friday Flix Series continues August 19 with "Rocky Horror Picture Show!" . . .
August 5, 2011

EVENT: Second Sunday Tours begin August 14 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm . . .
August 5, 2011

ARTICLE: Vonnie Corsini named State Representative for Kansas at LHAT Annual Conference held in Schenectady, NY . . . See Full Article
July 16, 2011

EVENT: Friday Flix Series continues with "The Princess Bride" . . .
July 15, 2011

EVENT: "Creating the Future" LHAT's 35th Annual Conference held in Schenectady, NY, will take place in the city's historic Proctor's Theatre. The event will include workshops on programming, marketing, fund raising, facilities operation and many more topics crutial to the restoration of historic theatres.
July 13-16, 2011

EVENT: June 17 - Friday Flix Series continues with a special showing of "Stagecoach"
June 17, 2010

EVENT: Kansas State Historic Preservation Conference, Topeka. City, state, and community leaders meet in Topeka . . . See More
June 1-3, 2011

EVENT:  Friday Flix season opener cancels due to wide-spread thunder storms.  The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation staff reluctantly called the showing of The Sting amidst driving rain in the downtown district.  Radar shows Pittsburg surrounded by thunder storms.  Unfortunately, The Sting will have to wait for another season.
May 20, 2011

EVENT: 2011 Friday Flix Season opens May 20 with The Sting. Show will start at dark. Rain cancels.
May 20, 2011

EVENT: The Great Plains Traveling Vaudeville Show world premier.  Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the McPherson Opera House. 7 p.m. 

May 14, 2011

EVENT: The Kansas HIstoric Theatre Association"s (KHTA) 2011 second quarter meeting will be held at the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. . .

May 14, 2011

ARTICLE: Colonial Fox welcomes new letters - The historic and beautiful Theatre of Lombard, Ill., was demolished May 14, 2007, despite the efforts of devoted friends to save it.
Morning Sun - May 10, 2011

VIDEO: "A Gift From One Historic Theatre to Another." The Colonial Fox Theatre receives a donation of marquee letters, once used on the Dupage Theatre in Illinois.
KOAM/ FOX TV - May 9, 2011

ARTICLE: Colonial Fox receives marquee letters from another historic theater...
KOAM - May 9, 2011

EVENT: Friends of the DuPage Theatre in Lombard, IL, Lillian and Paul Mundt, deliver a set of marquee letters saved from the demolition of their theatre.
May 9, 2011

ARTICLE: Sister theatre to deliver marquee letters to Fox. Come Monday, it will be easier for the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation to spell out for the public what's been done or what's coming up at the historic theatre -- literally.
Joplin Globe - May 7, 2011

ARTICLE: The Commission approved the $7,500 grant, which will be used for east and west facade improvements, as part of the meeting’s consent agenda.
Morning Sun - April 27, 2011

ARTICLE: The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation and Memorial Auditorium staff are requesting approval from the city for grant applications at tonight’s city commission meeting.
Morning Sun - April 26, 2011

ARTICLE: Colonial Fox Receives $500K Grant. "There are things in life that deserve to be funded."
Morning Sun - April 14, 2011

ARTICLE: Now it's History -- "When a new phase of restoration begins next week at the Colonial Fox Theatre, the sign out front will read: “Funded in part by Save America’s Treasures program."
Joplin Globe - April 4, 2011

EVENT: The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation will be partnering with the Pittsburg State University Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies and Sika Corporation to present a seminar on fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) used in construction on Tuesday, March 29th, at 7pm in Room S102 - Auditorium of the Kansas Technology Center on Pittsburg State University's campus. This is a very exciting collaboration of Non-Profit Corporation, Higher Education, and Industry and we are pleased to be able to bring it together. 
March 29, 2011

EVENT: Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony (and the CFTS's 91st birthday), at 6:30 p.m. in The Corner Bistro.  We will not only present our Most Valued Volunteer Awards and our very special Ralph E. Wallace Award for Volunteer Excellence, but we will also preview our new website and the exciting plans and panoramic color image that we have received from Westlake Reed Leskosky.
March 17, 2011

Kansas Senate will vote to stop the governor’s ERO to disband the Kansas Arts Commission.
March 16, 2011

ARTICLE: And the Winner Is… “What could be more fitting? Ralph E. “Rack” Wallace will be the first recipient of the Ralph E. Wallace Award. It will be presented during the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation membership meeting…”
Morning Sun - March 16, 2011

ARTICLE: Pittsburg residents fear plan would undermine arts support » The ...
... In Pittsburg, Memorial Auditorium, the Colonial Fox Theatre and Little Balkans ... The Colonial Fox, which is undergoing restoration, ...

Joplin Globe - Januray 21, 2011

ARTICLE:  Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Theater's future as layered as its ..... Vonnie Corsini, director of the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation, knows about layers. The restoration work has chipped away at layers upon ...
Joplin Globe - January 16, 2011

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