Showplace 3

529 Main Street,
Vincennes, IN 47591

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Showplace 3

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The Moon Theater in Vincennes, Indiana was built around 1939 with seating for almost 500 people. By 1950 it had been re-named New Moon Theater and was operated by Alliance Theater Corp. Click the link below for a photo of the New Moon Theater.

Later renamed Showplace 3 by Kerasotes, they closed it on 30th May 2003 when they opened their new Showplace 8 complex.

Any additional information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan & Ken

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 30, 2005 at 1:10 pm

From a walking tour of Vincennes, “Fifth Street-New Moon Historic Theatre (closed)”. All we need now is a number for the address.

KenRoe
KenRoe on July 30, 2005 at 1:33 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s 1941 and 1943 as the Moon Theater.

Hooray! In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y it is the New Moon Theater, 529 Main Street, Vincennes, IN

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 30, 2005 at 1:43 pm

Way to go Ken! That address puts it around Fifth and Main. That works for me.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 7, 2007 at 9:10 pm

In 1963, the New Moon was operated by Alliance Amusements, a Chicago chain. Alliance also ran the Pantheon and Allison Drive-In in Vincennes.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 7, 2007 at 1:59 pm

It looks like the theater was reopened and renamed as of May 20, 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/2nyn3y

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 7, 2007 at 4:27 pm

How old is that photo? The New Moon was renamed the ShowPlace 3, but the ShowPlace 3 closed in 2003. It was operated by Kerasotes. This comes from a 2003 press release: Kerasotes launched Vincennes’ ShowPlace 8 on May 30, shuttering the existing Vincennes ShowPlace 3 the same evening.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 7, 2007 at 4:31 pm

The same information about the closing is available here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 13, 2008 at 11:33 am

This is an updated link for the photo of the New Moon Theater in the “Related Websites” link above.

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