Kennedy Theatre

6735 Kennedy Avenue,
Hammond, IN 46323

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rivest266 on July 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Reopened as Kennedy on May 10th, 1963. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on July 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

This opened as the Hess Theatre in September 1937. No grand opening ad was bought for this theatre.

Trolleyguy on April 12, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Status should be closed. Unable to go digital.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Great! Rick. Love it.

RichardCWolfe on September 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

They could try to keep everyone happy. Since it’s a twin, maybe they should rename it the PRESIDENT, then call the left auditorium the OBAMA and the right one the BUSH.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Kennedy Theatre.Wow,They must have really loved President Kennedy.Don’t think it would fly today with the country split like it is.“BUSH I and II theatres”? “OBAMA CINEMAS” ? .nope ,not today.

kencmcintyre on May 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

There is a photo of the Kennedy on this page, close to the bottom.

margmom30 on March 20, 2005 at 7:00 pm

My children and I have attended many movies at the Kennedy Theatre over the last few years. I have been very pleased that there have been so many family friendly shows. We have seen Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, Harry Potter 2 and 3, Shark Tale, The Incredibles, Robots, Home on the Range and many others. We all enjoy the outing and I like that it doesnt kill my finances. My kids can buy their concessions with their allowance and still have money left. Since we have started to attend Kennedy we have not gone to any other establishment. I enjoy being able to attend a family run business that cares about their customers. The building itself is looking very nice, the seats are comfortable, and the floors are clean. Thank you to the families who own and run the theatre.

mmiskimins on November 13, 2004 at 5:52 pm

I have attended several showings of a movies at the Kennedy Theatre in the last year. The seats which were repaired are very comfortable and allow you to have a very enjoyable viewing experience. The movies that they play in the theatre are first rate movies. I have viewed everything from The Village, Shrek 2, Ladder 49, Shall We Dance, Troy, Dodgeball, Anchorman, Catwoman, and others all shortly after or on the release date of the movie. The staff are very friendly. I consider the admission and concession prices to be more then reasonable when compared to other theatres in the area. If you live anywhere nearby the Kennedy Theatre I recommend that you spend the time to watch a movie there.

KennedyTheatre on July 17, 2004 at 9:12 pm

Hi this is one of the owners of the Kennedy Theatre.
I would like this add to be updated. The seats are high back rockers and hundreds of customers have stated how they like them. When we purchased the theatre we repaired alot of them and still do as needed. The skybox is a balcony with 22 seats and includes unlimited refills on popcorn and pop and is delivered to the customer. We kept low admission and concession prices for the community.

Thank You,
Ron Heller

jeffdal on February 26, 2004 at 2:32 pm

I remember the Kennedy Theater quite well from the late 80’s. My friends and I would drive over to the Kennedy from Munster, Indiana. This was soon after getting my driver license and a car. Must have been about 86-87.

We would go to the Kennedy for cheap movies and double features. I think we paid about .50 to a $1. The movies we saw were definately not first rate…yet fun. I believe they included “April Fools Day” (teenagers in a deserted mansion are being killed off one by one), Adventures in Babysitting (Elisabeth Shue), and Can’t Buy Me Love.

The theater still had it’s rocking chairs (you had to be careful where you sat..SPRINGS!)and picture of President Kennedy was still there. Ironically, I work in Dallas just blocks from where Kennedy was murdered.