Art Theatre

5760 W. Washington Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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xefned on December 4, 2016 at 11:42 am

I remember the ART Theater was in business and showing adult features in the summer of ‘83. My friend’s father would grumble about the parking lot being full on the “lord’s day” and giving us kids a lecture about the sinful modern world we live in, as if it had something to do with us!

rivest266 on October 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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

MovieMad52 on June 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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

CSWalczak on November 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

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!

galoux on June 27, 2007 at 10:48 am

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!