Airway Theatre

1055 Bardstown Road,
Louisville, KY 40204

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

The Baxter Theatre dates to the early 1920s. The October 12, 1922, issue of Manufacturers Record had this item:

“Ky, – Louisville – Baxter Amusement Co.: $40,000 theater on Bardstown Rd.; 57x100 ft. fireproof; composition roof; concrete floors; metal doors; steel sash and trim; wire glass; ventilators; seating capacity 1000; D.X. Murphy & Bro., Archts., Louisville Trust Bldg.; J.F. Russell Contr., Marion E. Taylor Bldg.”
Architects Dennis Xavier Murphy and James Cornelius Murphy designed at least two other theaters in Louisville; the Buckingham Theatre, 223-227 West Jefferson Street, 1898-99 and 1911, and the Olympic Moving Picture Theatre, 326 East Market Street, 1911. The firm is best known for designing the iconic grandstand building at Churchill Downs race track. Their successor firm, Luckett & Farley, is still in existence.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on September 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Was the building down the street currently occupied by ACS Computers LLC at 1120 Bardstown Road ever a movie theater? The sign above the door is shaped like a marquee. (Check it out using Google Street View.) I can’t find a listing on Cinema Treasures.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm

April 28th, 1947 first ad in photo section. Did not spend much on its grand opening ad.