Art Theatre

5760 W. Washington Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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The Old Trail Theatre, 5760 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN

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Opened as the Old Trail Theatre on March 15, 1928 with seating listed at 580. The theatre went through a remodel in 1939 with the architects of Pierre & Wright handling the remodel.

The theatre became the Art Theatre on August 11, 1967 and went over to screening adult movies. It closed in the 1970’s. The building has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

galoux on June 27, 2007 at 6:48 pm

If I recall correctly, this, along with the Fox, were Indy’s so-called “art houses” for years, featuring burlesque and then porno movies. I used to read the adverts in the papers when I was a kid and wonder just what the heck “adult movies”, “XXX,” and “live shows” were about. I knew there were naked people involved, but that was about it!

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

CSWalczak on November 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The theater was born as the Old Trail Theater, not “Trails.” Here is a small photograph.

MovieMad52 on June 11, 2014 at 4:13 am

I went there in 1977 and it was still showing movies.

rivest266 on October 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm

August 11th, 1967 grand opening ad as art in photo section.

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