W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre

317 W. Broadway,
Louisville, KY 40202

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W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre

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Opened on October 4, 1925. Designed in a Neo-Classical style, it was modeled after the Music Box Theatre in Manhattan, New York. Known to be in business showing first-run mainstream films in 1960 in downtown Louisville, KY. I drove by it several times during that year and have an advertisement for the theatre showing Walt Disney’s “Kidnapped”. The Brown Theatre was restored in 1998.

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spectrum on September 11, 2007 at 11:04 pm

This theatre was operating as far back as the 1920s

William on June 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The Brown Theatre opening night was Monday October 5th., 1925.

kencmcintyre on June 6, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Here is the art center’s website:

The theater is partially visible in this photo:

kencmcintyre on June 6, 2008 at 3:34 pm

I wasn’t aware that you had posted from the Louisville library. Is that on another page?

HowardBHaas on July 21, 2015 at 5:16 am

restoration photos from architectural website- http://www.bravura-arch.com/portfolio/brown-theatre/

rivest266 on October 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

October 4th, 1925 grand opening ad in photo section, more Louisville area cinema opening ads to come.

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