1335 119th Street,
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Opened in 1924, the Hoosier Theatre shared a three-story building with the Illiana Hotel (now apartments)and storefronts. It could seat around 650 and originally featured both vaudeville and movies.
In 1963, the Wurlitzer organ from the massive Uptown Theatre in Chicago was moved into the Hoosier but it was never installed. It eventually was broken up for parts.
In 1987, the theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, recently refurbished, and still a single-screen movie house with a huge, two-story tall screen (one of the only classic movie theaters still in operation in all of Northwestern Indiana), the Hoosier now seats just over 600, and screens both second-run and classic films, as well as hosting the occasional concert or other live entertainment on its stage.
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