Lincoln $ Saver

1615 Central Avenue,
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Mann Theatres, MN, Wyo Movies

Architects: Mel C. Glatz

Functions: Live Music Venue

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Lincoln Theatre, Lincoln Popcorn Palace

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 307.637.7469

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The Lincoln Theatre was opened in March 1927. It was equipped with a Smith 2 manual, 6 ranks theatre pipe organ. It was remodeled in a ‘Skouras’ style by Fox West Coast Theatres and reopened on August 10, 1955 with Henry Fonda in “Mister Roberts”. The Lincoln Theatre was closed in 1982 and remained closed for several years. Later reopened as a $ movie theatre. It was a great classic in downtown Cheyenne! It was closed in 2019 and was converted into a live music venue.

Contributed by Tyler Davis

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Another great looking theatre.

roburtone on May 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

The Lincoln closed for several years during the 1980s. I enjoyed seeing a handful of movies here after it reopened, before it was twinned. It is a real treasure!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

The April 1, 1927, issue of Motion Picture News said that the new Lincoln Theatre in Cheyenne had opened the previous week. The house was owned by the Plains Theatre Corporation.

Chris1982 on September 14, 2014 at 1:41 am

The Lincoln Theater is a well-known landmark for motorists traveling America’s first coast-to-coast road, the old Lincoln Highway. The 1950′s Art Deco style cinema still charges only a small admission.

MichaelGraham on December 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

As per this theater was operated at some point by Mann Theatres.

AndrewBarrett on February 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm

According to “The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ” by Mr. David Junchen, pg. 631, the “Lincoln Th.” in Cheyenne, Wyoming, originally had a 2 manual, 6 rank Smith theatre pipe organ installed at some point.

No further information about this organ, such as install date, blower information (horsepower and wind pressure), or nameplate (Seeburg-Smith, Smith, Smith-Geneva, or Leathurby-Smith) is given in this book’s listing (not available at the time of publication).

Given what Mr. Vogel has written about the Lincoln Theatre opening in 1927, it seems this house must have had a Leathurby-Smith organ (or at least, the latest type of Smith organ built in Alameda, California from circa 1925 to 1928, and frequently sold along the West Coast by Leathurby who was a San Francisco-based dealer).

IF this is true and there was no earlier “Lincoln Theatre” in Cheyenne with a Smith organ, then this would be the first (and so far, only) Leathurby-Smith (or “California-built Smith”) organ I’ve seen sold East of the Western states (all of the others of which I’m aware were originally sold to California, Oregon, or Washington state).

Does anybody know more about this organ, and where it, or its parts, is/are today? Thanks!

Trolleyguy on July 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Now called the Lincoln $ Saver.

kpdennis on February 20, 2017 at 8:07 am

New pics of the Lincoln posted in the Photo section.

uxtcmenuts on September 9, 2019 at 10:54 pm

It is no longer a movie theater it is being turned in to a music venue witch I fear is going to destroy the art deco style of the building.

MichaelKilgore on November 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Boxoffice, December 1982: “The Lincoln Theatre located in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming, recently ceased operations. The theatre had been operated by Mann Theatres and the building will now be demolished.”

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