Orleans Theater

109 W. Washington Street,
Orleans, IN 47452

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theaters Inc. (Indianapolis)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Carrols Orleans Theater

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Orleans Theater

Originally built as a dry goods store in 1893. It eventually became a live theater and was converted to a cinema in 1939, with a capacity for 400. By 1950 it was operated by Affiliated Theaters Inc. of Indianapolis, IN. Restoration began in October of 2005 when it was planned to start a new life as a dinner theatre.

It was destroyed by a fire on April 3, 2013.

Contributed by Ray Thompson

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 6, 2005 at 12:25 am

Various editions of the Film Daily Yearbook give differing seating capacities:1941 = 400, 1943 = 322 and 1950 edition 1950 gives 315.

svogar on August 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

Does anybody have any interior shots?

The Orleans Theatre
The Orleans Theatre on July 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

Orleans Indiana is working with Ball State in a project to revitalize it’s historic downtown square. At the heart of it’s revitalization plans is The Orleans Theatre.

HowardBHaas on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

Great, but might you be able to post again the photo, this time right side up? If you can, I can have the existing one deleted….

DavidDynamic on April 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Sorry to hear of the loss of any theater…This loss is especially cruel since it was about to get a new life.

indyarchs on June 25, 2013 at 5:49 am

Lost due to fire April 2013.

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