Evansville Civic Theatre

717 North Fulton,
Evansville, IN 47710

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Evansville Civic Theatre

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Located on North Fulton, the Columbia Theatre opened in 1910. It originally was home to vaudeville and movies and later went on to movies only. It went through a couple name changes over its life span, Cinema West, Cine West before becoming the home to Evansvile Civic Theatre in 1974.

In 1994 the exterior was restored to its 1934 appearance and in August 1996 new seating and complete refurbishing of the interior was completed. Originally seating over 500 with the new seating it now seats 222. It is the home of live performances.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 7, 2005 at 11:05 am

This is the website for the Evansville Civic Theater.

moviejs
moviejs on June 13, 2007 at 12:20 pm

OK, so that didn’t work: go to photobucket.com and search COLUMBIA and THEATRE – that should bring up several pix of the Columbia (now Civic). I’ll be adding more pix soon from other eras when the theatre looked somewhat different.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

The year given for this photo is 1998.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This web page from the Willard Library has photos of the Columbia Theatre before and after the 1939 Streamline Modern remodeling job, as well as photos of many other Evansville theaters. The thumbnails are in alphabetical order, so the Columbia photos are near the top of the page.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Many additional photos of the Columbia Theatre can be found on this page at Historic Evansville.

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