Uptown Theater

4208 N. College Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Uptown Theater

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The Uptown Theater was opened May 29, 1926, designed by the firm of Rubush & Hunter (who also designed the Indiana Theater and Circle Theater in Indianapolis). It was a neighborhood movie house that held Saturday children’s matinees during the 1960’s. The Uptown Theater closed in the 1970’s and was demolished to make way for a parking lot.

Contributed by John Hill

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 24, 2006 at 10:06 pm

Here is an early view of the Uptown:
http://tinyurl.com/l7oda

galoux
galoux on June 27, 2007 at 6:36 pm

I’m sorry to know that the Uptown lost its “life” to a parking lot! I lived near there in the early 1970s. At that time, it became a venue for underground and foreign films there. I saw, among other films, Andy Warhol’s “Trash” and “Heat” (worried the whole time that we were going to get busted, since they were rated X). Anyway, I saw probably half a dozen interesting flicks I wouldn’t see elsewhere in Indy before I moved away. Rest in peace, Uptown.

obralagahan
obralagahan on December 30, 2007 at 9:50 pm

In my youth I spent many a Saturday afternoon at the Uptown Theater in the 1950’s. Two hours of cartoon, and a feature for a quarter. The theater had penny candy, 5 cent Cokes, ten cent popcorn with real butter and a prize drawing between the cartoons and the feature.
Life didn’t get much better than this.

jeffreymlake
jeffreymlake on April 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I sat through about 6 hours of the original Batman serials in approx 1969-70. Me and my friend were the only two people in the theater when we were asked to leave so the projectionist could go home.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

May 29, 1926 grand opening ad in photo section.

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