Grand Theatre

29 N. Seventh Street,
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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DavidAE
DavidAE on December 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Gone With the Wind @ the Grand on 7th street http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/P0129&CISOPTR=107&CISOBOX=1&REC=15

Window display re: GWTW @ Grand http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/P0129&CISOPTR=153&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

DavidAE
DavidAE on October 3, 2013 at 7:00 am

The theater on Wabash Ave. was renamed the Grand after the Opera House was torn down. I was in the Wabash Ave. Grand in the 70’s when I was at ISU. The manager told me that there was a tunnel from the front basement across Wabash to the theater building on the north side of the street. He said that actors would appear on multiple stages using different names at the same time to increase income. According to him many of the theaters around 7th and Wabash were connected underground.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 8, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Apparently there were two Grand theaters. The Vigo County Public Library mentions the following:
“In the early 1930s, the Grand Opera House’s name changed to the Grand Theatre. (This is not to be confused with the more recent Grand Theater located at 8th and Wabash.) During this time, the theater’s focus shifted from live entertainment to a movie house”.

Also from the Vigo County Public Library, the Grand Opera House in Terre Haute was designed by the architectural firm of Floyd and Stone.

soybean
soybean on April 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm

unless there was two Grand Theatres in Terre Haute, the address shown for this Grand Theare is incorrect. I grew up watching movies at the Grand Theatre on Wabash Avenue. I was born the last part of 1950.