Nickelo Theatre

513 Main Street,
Jasper, IN 47546

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SethG on April 11, 2021 at 9:56 am

It could have been the one right next door. 200 seats, assuming chairs on the floor, might have been too big for this one.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2021 at 6:34 am

A house in Jasper called the Nickelodeon, operated by Sprauer and Schneider, was mentioned in the October 3, 1908 issue of The Moving Picture World.

A Jasper movie house called the Star Theatre is mentioned in trade journals in 1918, 1921, 1923, and 1924. The last mention was an ad offering various items of theater equipment (including 200 seats) for sale, appearing in the October 4, 1924 issue of Exhibitors Herald. It’s likely that the opening of the Tivoli Theatre the previous August doomed the Star. It’s also possible that Star was a new name for the Nicklo, but so far I’ve found nothing to confirm that surmise.