Carlton Theatre

216 Main Street,
Evansville, IN 47708

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Carlton Theatre

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The Carlton Theatre opened in 1937 with seating listed at 788. The theatre located on Main Street was a mainstay in downtown Evansvile until it closed in 1959. Most of its life it was operated by Premiere Theatres. The building has since been demolished and is a parking lot.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

The Carlton Theatre was the subject of this article in Boxoffice of April 30, 1938. There’s a photo of the narrow and rather plain auditorium, and another depicting the splendid black glass front. The Carlton was designed by the firm of Warweg & Hagel (architect Earl O. Warweg and engineer John Hagel.)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Updated link to the 1930 Boxoffice article about the Carlton Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

Two additional photos of the Carlton Theatre are linked from this page at Historic Evansville. In a late 1937 shot, the marquee says “The New Carlton Will Open Christmas Day.” The largest version shows some of the Art Deco detailing at the top of the Vitrolite facade.

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