Muncie Civic Theatre

216 E. Main Street,
Muncie, IN 47308

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leighmorris on August 31, 2017 at 9:56 am

I was in charge of the acquisition and “resuscitation” of this great theater in 1961. What a joy it was to strip away years of neglect and misuse to bring it back to life!

dallasmovietheaters on January 23, 2017 at 4:48 am

Opened as the Star Theatre on September 5, 1904 within the Boyce Block Building built in 1880. It became known as the Popular Star Theatre – big shows at popular prices – from 1906 to 1925. It reverted to the Star Theatre adding sound. A contest held by new operator to rename the theatre led to the revamped Hoosier Theatre launching May 6, 1935 on a 20-year lease. The Hoosier Theatre expanded to widescreen but closed on July 20, 1955 after a double feature of “Gangbusters” and “Outlaw Treasure.” The building had sporadic sermons, political rallies and meetings until being taken on as the Civic Center.

paulnelson on January 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

Great proscenium and detailed vintage curtain. Also lighting and molding trim. Glad it is stil going strong.