Memory bank: Shows at the theater

In 1929, about a year after it was built, Fountain Square Theatre showed “Air Circus,” a talkie Movietone film. The theater opened as a 1,500-seat motion-picture and vaudeville theater. It was decorated with an Italian garden theme and had a 40-foot dome ceiling decorated with twinkling stars. It was closed and gutted in the 1950s and then housed a five-and-dime store and eventually a thrift store. Extensive renovations began in 1994 to convert the theater into the multi-use facility it is today. 

Sources: Indiana Historical Society, Discover Fountain Square 

Credit: This photo is courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society and is part of the W.H. Bass Photo Co. Collection. More images are available at 

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