Isis Theater

111 S. Main Street,
Kokomo, IN 46901

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From the state of Indiana

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The Kokomo-Howard County Library shows the Isis Theater operating in 1917. It was still operating at least into the late-1970’s. The Isis Theater has since been demolished.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 7, 2006 at 3:31 am

This is a photo of the former Isis theater in Kokomo. The photo appears to be from around 1981-82.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Here is a February 1941 ad from the Kokomo Tribune:
http://tinyurl.com/38syge

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 7, 2007 at 4:28 am

A Page theater organ was installed in the Isis Theater in 1924.

bigred
bigred on September 9, 2007 at 10:56 pm

The owner are listed as

1920- Kokomo Grand Theatre
1925- Marion Theatres
1930- Fourth Avenue Amusements
1935- Gregory Enterprises
1940-1969- Alliance Theatre Corperation
1975- Hudson Theatres

It is listed as closing in 1982 but I don’t know if that is correct. I’m told it stood closed a few yaers before being torn down.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 13, 2008 at 8:56 am

Here is an updated link for the photo posted on Mar 7, 2006.

bigred
bigred on June 21, 2008 at 11:12 pm

The Hudson Theatres listed as the last owners I don’t know if it’s the same one that had a few theatres in the southern part of the state. If it is then it was part of the Hudson/Kerasotes mob and as bad the Kerasotes mob is I heard Hudson was worse.

When George Kerasotes left to start his own company he had to take his own brothers to court because when they split up the company they took new equipment out of the theatres George was getting and put it in the older ones they were keeping and putting the old equipment in his theatres. After he won the first lawsuit there were more theatres added that had to be divided and they did the same thing. He had to take them back to court and it took years to settle.

I know that when George Kerasotes died it was said that he wasn’t good enough to get in heaven and to evil for hell and he was in limbo somewhere.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

The year given for this photo is 1982. It looks like the photo in the previous comment.

mindcontrol23
mindcontrol23 on December 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I have many fond childhood memories of this place. It had a balcony which was closed off. The last movie I remember seeing there was Creepshow, which was released in November 1982.

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