A philosopher once called theatre “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 theatrical Groupon to the Murdock Theatre: for $12, you get a ticket to see one of four National Theatre Live shows broadcast live in the Murdock Theatre (an up to $24 value). Choose from the following options:
- Hamlet on Thursday, December 9, at 7 p.m.
- FELA! on Thursday, January 13, at 7 p.m.
- King Lear on Thursday, February 3, at 7 p.m.
- Frankenstein on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m.
The Murdock Theatre is a historic venue dedicated to supporting cultural life and diversity in Wichita through a varied film portfolio. As you relish the onscreen show, savor peripheral views of the classic theatre's balcony, shuttered windows, original frescoes, and Art Deco chandeliers. Recent updates, including a 12' x 22' screen, new sound system, and state-of-the-art digital projector produce a hi-def, realistic experience without leaving grass stains on your knees.
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.