3521 N. Grand Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Arthur Enterprises Inc.
Firms: Kennerly & Steigemeyer
Styles: Spanish Renaissance
The Lindell Theatre opened in 1914 for the Great Northern Amusement Company. It was located in the middle of the block just north of the old Bush Stadium. The Lindell, along with the Norside Theatre, was right on the dividing line for the two high schools that served the north side. Central High was two blocks to the east and Beaumont was two blocks to the west. On days when there was a ball game the popcorn machine and concessions were sold outside the theatre to people passing on the way to the ball game.
The theatre was very ornate for a neighborhood house, with a Spanish motif both inside and outside. It was rather plush for a neighborhood house. On days they had day games it was nothing for the theatre to sell out after the game was over with fans from the ball park.
The theatre had its original marquee and this was the demise of the theatre. On May 8, 1961, the whole neighborhood was awakened at 4:15 in the morning when the marquee came crashing to the ground after a heavy rainfall accumulated on top of the marquee and weakened its supports. The theatre never reopened after that and was demolished less than a year later.
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