Cozy Theatre

136 N. Illinois Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Motion Picture World, January 26, 1918, page 556 has several paragraphs describing upcoming, extensive renovations planned for the Palms Theatre 136-138 N Illinois Street.

“Edward G. Sourbier…owner of the Palms, has announced that the new arrangement will increase the seating capacity from 300 to 650…” It describes how the wall behind the screen will be taken down and the building extended by 40 feet.

The article goes on to mention that a new Wurlitzer organ will be installed, but the Wurlitzer lists do not show that they sold an organ in Indianpolis until 1922 and that was for the Circle Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

In 1916, The Indianapolis Star was listing two houses called the Palms Theatre. In addition to the one on North Illinois Street there was one at 30th Street and Highland Place.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm

The house at 136 N. Illinois Street was listed as the Palms Theatre in Polk’s 1919 Indianapolis City Directory.

croghand on March 31, 2006 at 2:41 am

torn down for an office building