Crest Theater

65 W. Market Street,
Wabash, IN 46992

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Circa 1957 photo courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page.

Offered ‘Pay As You Please’ for a showing of “The Ten Commandments” in August of 1957.

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

The Crest was located at 65 West Market Street. The original building is still standing, and was converted into The Francis Shoppe, a women’s clothing store that opened there in 1961.

Status should be changed from Demolished to Closed.

Below is a link to the 08/13/57 Daily Banner newspaper story (left hand column), about the “Pay As You Please” format for “The Ten Commandments”. The manager John Phelps at the time said most patrons gave $1-$2, which after film rental costs was donated to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.

https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=TDB19570813-01.1.2

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