Castle Theatre to close for first time

posted by Andy Pierce on February 4, 2010 at 7:57 am

NEW CASTLE, IN — The Castle Theatre closed Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, as Kerasotes did not renew its lease, a condition it has not been subjected to since its opening in 1935. Some of its original Vitrolite facade remains and much of its interior is original. For those of us who did not grow up with a Paradise or Uptown in our neighborhoods, the Castle was just fine. Here’s hoping that it will not be closed long and that we can tour it in June during the 2010 Hoosier Heartland Conclave with THSA.

favorite movies at the Castle.

Amy Glaser, State Farm Insurance agent, and lifelong resident of New Castle, said she went to the theater as a child, and now her own teenage daughter goes to the movies there.

“The Castle closing is very sad,” Glaser said. “It’s been a part of New Castle for a long time. My parents went to the Castle Theater. My kids go there, I’ve grown up there. It will be very missed in town.”

Note the link to the video news clip as well.

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