Court Theatre

102 S. Cedar Street,
Auburn, IN 46706

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Architects: Alvin M. Strauss

Styles: Atmospheric

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Court Theatre

The Court Theatre was opened in 1916. It was remodeled in 1928 into an Atmospheric style theatre by architect Alvin M. Strauss, which re-opened on December 9, 1928.

The Court Theatre was closed in 1963 and was later demolished apart from the front portion of the theatre.

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atmos on June 13, 2008 at 6:31 am

Theatre had a blue ceiling with twinkling stars so the style is atmospheric,verified by the interior photo above.

atmos on July 14, 2008 at 6:21 am

This theatre originally opened in 1916 and was given an atmospheric remodel in either late 1920’s or early 1930’s by Alvin M Strauss.It closed in 1963 and was later demolished.

kencmcintyre on December 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm

H.E. Hart was the owner of the Court in the late 1940s.

canyonman on June 1, 2010 at 5:24 am

I have whats left of the Court Theater. The seats which I have made into a home theater and a tribute to the Court Theater of Auburn Indiana. The seats were used in a non denominational church untill 1992 when I bought them from the preacher. I have been looking everywhere without luck to find a photo of the lobby, the snack bar, and the balcony of the Court. If anyone knows of a photo of these I would love to see them.

atmos on May 4, 2013 at 4:30 am

It appears that the Alvin Strauss atmospheric version of the Court Theatre opnened 9 Dec 1928.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am

This theatre still remains, or at least the lobby building does. It is on the corner of South Cedar Street and East 8th Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm

I believe the current Google street view we show depicts the interior of the DeKalb County Courthouse, which is across the street from the theater’s site. If we give Google the exact address of the theater, 102 S. Cedar Street, it might reset the street view.

We still wouldn’t get a close view, as Google’s camera car didn’t go down Cedar Street, but we should be able to get a view down the block from Seventh Street of the Commercial Club Building, which once housed the entrance to the theater in its northernmost bay.

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