Princeton Theater

301 W. Broadway Street,
Princeton, IN 47670

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theaters Inc. (Indianapolis), AMC Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres

Functions: Live Performances

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Princeton Theater

There was a Princeton Theater on W. State Street before World War II. That theater burned to the ground in the 1940’s. The newer Princeton Theater was built by Affiliated Theaters Inc. of Indianapolis, IN on W. Broadway on July 21, 1948 with Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in “The Noose Hangs High”.

It was closed by AMC in July 2011. By 2022 it was inse for live performances by Broadway Players.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

CSWalczak on September 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

It is now an AMC operation. The City of Princeton is offering another theater operator $200,000 in incentives to build another theater as the city is fearful that AMC will close this theater in about a year: View link

John Fink
John Fink on July 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

The theatre is on the market for $400,000 – – here’s the real estate agent’s page with pictures:

CSWalczak on July 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

The theater is being closed by AMC:,0,3711700.story

bodkin6071 on August 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

AMC is once again on the warpath towards their older theatres, they also closed the Toler 2 in Benton and the Lory in Highland the same day, July 28,2011.

SethG on March 26, 2021 at 8:45 am

The city (presumably) has made a real effort to undo the godawful remodel, and this has been open as a performing arts venue since at least 2016. It is home to the Broadway Players. When I came through, the marquee was advertising ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, but I’m not sure if that was the film or a stage production.

Note that the interior picture is of the wrong theater. It is obviously not an auditorium built after WWII. Probably belongs with the previous Princeton.

50sSNIPES on May 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

The independent Princeton Theaters Company opened the 75x150ft Princeton Theater on July 21, 1948 with Abbott and Costello’s “The Noose Hangs High”. This temporarily replaced the older Princeton Theatre down the road.

50sSNIPES on May 13, 2022 at 7:31 am

Once known as the Princeton One Dollar Theatre.

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