Historic Wichita theater to be renovated, reopened

Wichita’s African-American community took a step toward a hoped-for cultural and economic renaissance Tuesday, when the City Council approved about $660,000 to be spent on renovating the historic Dunbar Theatre.

The Dunbar, built in 1941, was once the centerpiece of a vibrant entertainment and business district serving traditionally black neighborhoods in northeast Wichita.

And residents are hoping that it will be that again.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)