Burley Theater

602 Main Street,
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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Previously operated by: Chakeres Theaters Inc.

Architects: Leslie V. Abbott

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Burley Theater

This theater was located on Main Street, Shelbyville, around the area of the former Amstrong Hotel, close to where the Bon Ton Theater (later Shelby Theater) was situated at 610 Main Street.

The Burley Theater was opened by Chakeres Theaters Inc. around early-1946 and they were still the operators in 1950.

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Trolleyguy on October 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

Comparing the buildings in the photo to Street View, the address of this theatre would be 602 Main Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

The Burley Theatre was probably opened before the end of 1945, or in early 1946 at the latest. This one-line item from the October 13, 1945, issue of Showmen’s Trade Review is probably about the Burley: “Phil Chakeres, Springfield, Ohio, has started work on his new theatre at Shelbyville, Ky.” Chakeres' other house in Shelbyville, the Shelby Theatre, had recently completed a $5,000 remodeling, according to the October 5 issue of The Film Daily.

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