Uptown Theatre

208 E. Main Street,
Muncie, IN 47305

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Previously operated by: Y. & W. Management Corp.

Previous Names: Orpheum Theatre

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Uptown Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre was opened in 1911. On November 1, 1931 it was renamed Uptown Theatre. It was closed on November 30, 1952 and became a piano store. It was demolished in 1992.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on September 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Street address is 208 E. Main.

Chris1982 on June 13, 2014 at 12:07 am

The Uptown Theatre opened in 1932, it seated 385 at that time. It was open into the 1950’s with the seating listed at 545.

dsedman on January 22, 2017 at 9:54 am

The Orpheum Theatre opened on East Main Street in 1911 likely on a twenty-year lease. John Meehan bought the house running it from 1914 to its end of lease in 1931. Meehan had converted the theater to RCA sound on film technology in 1930. He sold it to new owners who relaunched on November 1, 1931 as the Uptown Theatre with “Big Boy” and “Rich People.” The Uptown closed on November 30, 1952 after a showing of “The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.” It was converted to a piano store and demolished in 1992.

rivest266 on January 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Grand opening ad:

Found on Newspapers.com

also in the photo section.

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