H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts

122 W. Main Street,
Greenfield, IN 46140

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rivest266 on June 5, 2016 at 7:31 am

October 26th, 1990 grand opening ad as Village I & II in the photo section.

rivest266 on June 5, 2016 at 7:05 am

March 1st and September 13th, 1968 grand reopening ad as Greenfield Village Theatre in photo section

rivest266 on June 5, 2016 at 6:57 am

Renamed as Cinema East on October 21st, 1966. 1946 and 1966 grand opening ads in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

A brief history of Greenfield’s theaters can be found on this web page. When the Weil Theatre opened on November 1, 1946, Greenfield had two other theaters in operation: the State, which closed in 1948, and the Riley, which closed in 1953.

Allen and Linda Strahl, now operators of Greenfield’s nine-screen Legacy Cinema, should be credited with donating this theater for public use.

TimmyP1955 on February 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm

The correct seating capacity is 386.

rickscentre on May 21, 2009 at 11:27 am

The new website for the facility is www.rickscentre.com


TimmyP1955 on July 1, 2007 at 2:28 am

The caption of the photo on http://www.pbase.com/pathfindar/image/68942072 reads “Village East Theater (closed) Greenfield, Indiana”. The photo is of the building post restoration (note that the Marquee says 60th Birthday Nov 1, which was Nov 1 2006, as the building was actually built in 1946, opening on November 1, 1946). The facility is now known as The H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. See http://www.hcvb.org/About/ricks-centre