Indiana Theatre

2441 Broadway Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

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The Philmore on Broadway (orginally, the Broadway Theater)

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Opened as the Broadway Theatre in 1930 with seating listed at 590. The name was later changed to the Indiana Theatre. Premiere Theatres operated the Indiana Theatre.

The theatre closed in 1955 and the building now houses a restaurant.

Contributed by Chuck

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mwoehnker
mwoehnker on October 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm

The Indiana Theater showed German films for a short time before closing. An Evansville (IN) businessman purchased it and remodelled it and renamed it “Theater A.” After it stopped showing 2nd run films, it became a porno theater until clsoing. An upscale restaurant “Catablu” opened there for a number of years before re-locatiing. Now it is called the “Philmore on Broadway” and is a live entertainment venue.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Chuck, If you got the year 1955 from my website at movie-theatre.org, It means it it closed around 1955 since it was listed in 1955 and not 1961.

mwoehnker
mwoehnker on December 17, 2012 at 5:57 am

Originally opened on November 5, 1923, the Broadway Theater was one of five “neighborhood” theaters in Fort Wayne, and the only one located on Broadway—a major commercial strip at the time. The theater changed its name to the Indiana Theater and later in the 1960s because “Theater A”. When that closed, it became a porno theater names “Cinema Blue.”

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