Alexandria theater a dying breed

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 17, 2008 at 4:56 am

ALEXANDRIA, IN — The Fifties gem, the Alex Theatre, is still packing them in with its huge screen and plush seats a throwback to the old days.

The Alex Theatre in Alexandria has been serving Madison County bargain-hunting movie-goers for the better part of 50 years with $3 ticket prices and a unique concession stand.

While the theater shows just one movie a week on its massive screen, the historic location is a big draw for area families looking for a cheap night out.

Elwood sisters Terina (Decker) Ball and Christy (Decker) Bashum bought the location in 2000 from Jim McClary. He’d owned the theater since 1988 and brought it back to life after it had been closed by its original owners, according to Ball.

Read more in the Herald Bulletin.

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