Grand Theatre

Madison, IN 47250

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A Kilgen 2/4 organ was installed in 1928 in the Grand Theatre.

This theater burnt down in 1936 or 1937.

Contributed by Joel Everett

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

This list of major fires in Madison, from the Jefferson County Public Library, says that the Little Grand Theater (Ohio Theater) burned on December 27, 1928. No other theater fires are on the list. This contradicts the Ohio Theatre’s official web site, which says the Little Grand burned in 1936.

A 1911 book published by the Indian Department of Inspections lists four movie theaters in Madison: The Little Grand Theatre, Gray’s Theatre, the Star Theatre, and the Wolwager Theatre (It’s online at Google Books.)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

I’ve finally puzzled this out. The Grand Theatre is already listed here as the Madison Theatre. It never burned down. The theater that burned— whether it burned in 1928, 1936, or 1937— was always called the Little Grand Theatre, and this page should be changed to reflect that.

The organ mentioned in the current intro was undoubtedly installed not in the Little Grand, but in the Grand.

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