Armo Theatre

915 S. Michigan Street,
South Bend, IN 46601

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theatres

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The Armo Theatre opened on November 14, 1928 with Norman Kerry in “The Foreign Legion”. seating listed at 600. Operated by Affiliated Theatres when it closed in 1953. It became a bar and restaurant.

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Bruce C.
Bruce C. on November 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm

There is now a vacant lot at this address which is next to the South Bend State Bank building (at 911 S. Michigan Street).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2014 at 1:35 am

Here is an item from the November 10, 1928, issue of Motion Picture News:

“The Armo Theatre, South Bend’s newest theatre, is scheduled to open on November 9th. The house has 550 seats and was completely equipped by the National Theatre Supply Company. M. Larman, the proprietor, is a newcomer in the motion picture field.”
The December 8 issue of the same publication said that the Armo Theatre had recently opened, but gave the seating capacity as 750. Later issues of the magazine also spell the owner’s surname as Lerman rather than Larman.

rivest266 on January 20, 2019 at 10:37 am

This opened on November 14th, 1928 and closed in 1953. Grand opening ad posted

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