Logan Theatre

856 Logan Street,
Noblesville, IN 46060

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: New Theatre

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Logan Theatre

This theatre opened as the New Theatre on May 26, 1932 with Wheeler & Woolsey in “Peach-o'-Reno”. It was named Logan theatre the following week. It seated 429 and was closed in 1957. The building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is now in retail use.

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dallasmovietheaters on December 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

The New Theatre opened nameless on May 26, 1932 with “Peach-o'-Reno” with Wheeler and Woolsey. A contest was held and renamed a week later. The winner who suggested the Logan Theatre won $50 in gold. The theatre struggled in the television age closing for six months in 1956 before closing in 1957.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

The NRHP registration form for the Noblesville Commercial Historic District indicates that we have the wrong address for the Logan Theatre. There is currently no 880 Logan Street, and the building we are showing in street view, the Evans block at 864-870 Logan, was not a theater. The Logan Theatre was in the Lacy Block, now numbered 848-856 Logan, though that was not always its number.

The NRHP form says that the Logan Theatre was in the east bay of the Lacy Block, which is now a boutique called the Linden Tree, at 856 W. Logan. The form also says that it was earlier the location of houses called the Star Theatre and the U. S. Theatre. Other sources reveal that the Star Theatre was in operation by 1911, when it was mentioned in the April 11 issue of Motography, and the U. S. Theatre was in operation as early as December, 1914, and as late as April, 1920, per mentions in The Noblesville Register.

There is also a possibility that the house operated as the Isis Theatre prior to being renamed the U. S. Theatre, and it is very likely that it was also called the American Theatre through part of 1923 and 1924, and became the Palace Theatre in late 1924, possibly continuing under that name into 1925. I’m still trying to find more evidence of these three names being used for this house. There might be additional aka’s under which the house operated as well.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 8, 2018 at 5:13 am

Google Streetview and address have been corrected.

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