A philosopher once called cinema “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s Groupon to the Louise C. Murdock Theatre. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get tickets to one film for two people (a $14 value).
- For $14, you get tickets to one film for four people (a $28 value).
- For $28, you get a one-month unlimited film pass for two (a $56 value).
The Murdock Theatre is a historic venue dedicated to supporting cultural life and diversity in Wichita through a varied film portfolio. With a month’s worth of unlimited entries, pairs can promenade down the red brocade carpet regularly, pointing their pupils at the theater’s 25'x16' screen to catch films such as the upcoming Queen to Play, a dramedy chronicling the transformative chess-based relationship between a French chambermaid played by Sandrine Bonnaire and a reclusive doctor embodied by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role and 43rd reclusive-doctor role. Show-going duos and quattros can also opt to slake their cultural thirst with drama akin to such past screenings as the rich, war-scarred romantic tale Princess of Montpensier.
As they relish the onscreen show, viewers can savor peripheral views of the classic theater's balcony, shuttered windows, original frescoes, and art-deco chandeliers. Recent updates, including a new sound system and state-of-the-art astral projector, produce a high-definition, realistic experience.
Louise C. Murdock Theatre
With its grand reopening in 2005, the Louise C. Murdock Theatre married the technological trappings of a modern cinema to its historic, 80-year-old interior. The theater’s original frescoes and iridescent, art-deco chandelier greet guests as they make their way toward a single 25'x16' screen. Framed by lush red curtains, the digital canvas displays images from a digital projector with high-definition capabilities, accompanied by the boisterous booms of Dolby surround sound. The theater screens a diverse calendar of cinematic fare, including limited-release arthouse films and classic foreign cinema augmented by popcorn and other epicurean goodies from the full concession stand stocked with snacks, alcohol, and more. The Murdock also proudly projects simulcast and prerecorded productions through partnerships with The Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre, transporting international stage performances to the Murdock without the hassle of getting sandbags through customs.