Northside Theatre

120 W. Mishawaka Avenue,
Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Styles: Moorish

Previous Names: Mishawaka Theater, New Northside Theatre

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Northside Theater Mishawaka, IN Date unknown

The New Northside Theatre was opened on February 26, 1934. It was located on Mishawaka Avenue near Main Street. It became a restaurant and banquet hall, and was demolished in 2008.

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Broan on August 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm

The American Terra Cotta Index lists a theater and store building by Rapp & Rapp from June 26, 1930. Is this it?

kencmcintyre on February 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I don’t see this building on the map view, unless I’m looking in the wrong spot. I just see a vacant lot.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Here is an undated photo showing the Northside Theatre after it had been converted to another use. There is nothing resembling this building in Street View, so my guess is that it’s been demolished. Below the photo it says that this was the Mishawaka Theatre, “…also known as the Northside Theatre.”

The asymmetrical facade, the broad but shallow tile-roofed tower section, and the three arches framed by Solomonic columns gave the building a look that was more Moorish than anything else. I’ve been unable to discover the opening year, but sometime in the 1920s seems most likely, although an 800-seat house called the Mishawaka Theatre was listed in the 1910 edition of Julius Cahn’s guide. I couldn’t find a theater called the Mishawaka in the 1921 South Bend-Mishawaka City Directory.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The Northside Theatre was demolished in 2006. According to this article in the South Bend Tribune, the building was being demolished by Mishawaka’s redevelopment agency, and the land will probably be marketed for residential use.

Studioonesb on March 30, 2014 at 3:52 am

I know for a while it was a live performance night club/bar. It had a decent little stage for small theatre. This was late 70’s early 80’s.

rivest266 on January 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm

This opened on February 26th, 1934 and closed in 1955. Grand opening ad posted.

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