The Aztec Theater


We appreciate your interest and continued support of the theater.  At this time we are coordinating venue rentals (birthdays, weddings, class reunions, etc.), which will require the use of the marquee for announcements, and live events (concerts, comedians, etc.), which will utilize the marquee for promotion leading up to the actual date. We anticipate that at some point we will begin to display personal messages again on the marquee, but right now we are not accepting new reservations.  Keep watching our website, Facebook, & Instagram for updates, as we will keep everyone posted.  We are extremely excited to be able to bring this iconic piece of history back to Shawnee, and love the support we are getting from everyone.  If you are interested in renting the Aztec Theater for your special event, please email Chris.

To provide our patrons an iconic experience and a venue to enjoy, for which our community can be proud.

“I never realize how much I like being home unless I’ve been somewhere really different for a while.”
Juno, Juno MacGuff played by Ellen Page, 2007

The Aztec Theater will be one of the most beautiful, single screen theaters in the area, with a total seating capacity of approximately 250. Visitors will witness firsthand the “golden age” of movies through vintage and classic film showings.

The “movie palace” experience will be an integral part of all activities at the Aztec Theater.

Upon completion, The Aztec Group plans to make arragements to get The Aztec Theater on the National Register of Historic Places.

Aztec Group LLC anticipates that in ten years the restoration and reopening of the Aztec Theater will be considered a turning point in the community’s history.

This entire restoration project will be a community effort. If you would like to help, please click HERE.

Our Group

Jeffrey Calkins, Christopher Calkins, and Bruce Young are the founding members and owners of Aztec Group, LLC.  All three grew up in Shawnee, and are successful, longtime Shawnee business owners. 

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Our Vision

Shawnee has always been a great place to live.  One of the best parts is that, over the years, as our city has grown in size and population, we have been able to keep that small, warm, hometown feel.  

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Our Journey

Early in 2017, Chris, Bruce, and Jeff looked into the possibilities of purchasing and restoring the theater.  We began by determining the purchase price of the building, as well as …

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Our Plan

In order to open the theater as soon as possible, we are currently working on the restoration and coordinating fund raising efforts at the same time.  

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