Ambassador Theatre

113 N. Illinois Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Construction started on the Illinois Theatre in 1910. Delays on the construction with the theatre finally opening on February 29, 1914 as the Isis Theatre. The theatre was owned by Olson and Barton. The theatre seated 800. The Isis Theatre was patterned after the Isis Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The Isis Theatre had a 2 Manual Kimbal Organ upon opening. Ruth Noller was the organist for the Isis Theatre.

The Isis Theatre became the Terminal Theatre in 1911 and then the Ambassador Theatre on Jul 23, 1933. I could not find when the theatre closed.

Contributed by Chuck

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KenRoe
KenRoe on October 16, 2005 at 7:11 am

The Ambassador Theatre is stil listed as operating in the Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 16, 2005 at 7:52 am

A Kimball organ Size 2/12 was installed in the Isis Theater in 1914.

croghand
croghand on July 12, 2006 at 5:28 am

torn down a few yaers ago, replaced with an office building

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 19, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Here is a photo of the Ambassador and the adjacent Lyric:
http://tinyurl.com/gw3b7

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Described as the Isis in this 1914 trade article: archive

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