Loew's Majestic Theatre

15 SE 5th Street,
Evansville, IN 47708

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Loew's Majestic Theatre

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Opened December 25, 1909, the Majestic Theatre was remodelled in 1915 by architectural firm Joseph & Joseph, and again in 1919 by architectural firm Harry E. Boyle & Co. It later became one of two Loew’s Theatres located in downtown Evansville.

The Majestic Theatre was located just off Main Street on SE 5th Street a block from the larger Victory Theatre. I know that it was not in operation in the mid-1960’s and was demolished in 1974.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Any photos or info?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm

The Victory was once a Loews house, I believe it still operates under a different name.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

The web site Historic Evansville says that the New Majestic Theater was built in 1909 to replace an earlier Majestic Theater on the same site. The New Majestic opened in Christmas Day, 1909, and was demolished in 1974.

An item in the July 31, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Switlow Amusement Company of Louisville, Kentucky, had bought the New Majestic Theater in Evansville. The theater had apparently been operating as a legitimate house, as Switlow intended to convert the Majestic to a movie and vaudeville combination house. The architectural firm of Joseph & Joseph had been hired to design a $20,000 remodeling.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

The May 17, 1919, issue of Electrical Review said that the New Majestic Theatre in Evansville was to undergo a remodeling that would cost between $50,000 and $75,000. The Evansville architectural firm Harry E. Boyle & Co. was providing the plans.

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