Studio Art Theatre

2113 W. Franklin Street,
Evansville, IN 47712

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Studio Art Theatre

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The Franklin Street Theatre was an early silent film theater in Evansville. The Los Angeles Times reported a fire in November 1906. Many panicky patrons, but little damage from the fire.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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dbreiden on November 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

Name was changed to “Studio Art” at some point – it was a pornographic movie theater during the 70’s and 80’s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

This theater opened about 1908 as the West End Electric Palace, and was rebuilt as the Franklin Theatre in 1912. An advertisement for the house’s first anniversary as the Franklin can be seen on this web page.

This page at Historic Evansville says the theater was remodeled in 1941, became an adult theatre in 1983, and was demolished in 1994. That page has a link to several additional photos of the theater.

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