Von Castle Theatre

23 E. Washington Street,
Greencastle, IN 46135

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

To answer Chuck1231’s question, I looked in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac under “Vonderschmitt Amusement Enterprises”, whose headquarters was in the Indiana Th. in Bloomington. It lists 2 theaters in Greencastle, the Strand and the Variety. But none named the “Voncastle”.

Jenneral
Jenneral on August 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm

The Voncastle was a great theatre run by Mr and Mrs Dodds. She ran it for years after he died. I remember the matinees in the summer where they would have prize giveaways for the kids. I won a puppy there once from the local pet shop.

aaronbirt
aaronbirt on May 22, 2007 at 6:38 pm

The las movie I saw at the Von Castle was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This theatre was great! I wish i could find a pic of at least the sign!!

aaron birt

Patsy
Patsy on August 18, 2005 at 9:13 pm

Another art deco theatre “torn down in the early Seventies to make way for a bank parking lot”. Urban renewal or redevelopment? I have a friend who grew up in Greencastle so I wonder if she has memories of the Von Castle Theatre? My hometown art deco theatre was torn down in the early Nineties to make way for a park!