Eagles Theatre

106 W. Market Street,
Wabash, IN 46992

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1940 photo copyright and courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page. (XX)

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Originally opened in 1905, the Eagles Theatre was built as a vaudeville theater, but switched to movies by the 1930’s when it was redecorated in the Art Deco style.

The Eagles Theatre boasts one of the largest screens remaining in Indiana, has two balconies and a ballroom.

The Eagles Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

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asargent on July 23, 2004 at 9:49 am

I was recently given a guided tour of the Eagles. we were shown the second and third balconies, the projection room, and even the top-floor ballroom. Amazing design and architecture make the Eagles a beautiful treasure that should never be allowed to slip away.

kencmcintyre on May 20, 2006 at 7:13 pm

Here is a link to an interesting article about this theater and a few others in Indiana:

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2007 at 11:17 am

Here is another photo, circa 1920s:

uptownjen on July 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm

i went to a movie at the eagles in the late 90’s, while i was attending college in a nearby town.

it’s a great little movie theatre that has somehow survived despite cineplexes in neighboring areas. it makes me happy to see that it is still in business.

DavidZornig on November 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

1940 photo added, photo copyright and courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page. (XX)

DavidZornig on November 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There was also a Crest Theatre on Market Street, in addition to the Eagles and the Colonial. But I haven’t been able to find any other information on it, other than a 1955 photo on the Wabash Memories Facebook page. If anyone can find an address or build date, I’ll set up a CT page for it.

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