Grand Theatre

790 Broadway,
Gary, IN 46402

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 3 comments

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

A history of Lake County, Indiana, published in 1915 mentions the Grand Theatre, then operated by the Simon brothers. It started as a stock and vaudeville theater, but by 1915 was devoted exclusively to movies.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm

A Grand Theatre was in operation in Gary at least as early as 1919. The obituary of Peter Kalleres, long time Gary theater operator, in the January 23, 1943, issue of Boxoffice said that he had acquired the Grand in 1919, the year after he arrived in Gary.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

A Barton theater organ was installed in the Grand Theater in 1922. Note: Built By Wangerin-opus 368. That organ was replaced by another Barton theater organ in 1928.