Central Theatre

1238 Broadway,
Gary, IN 46407

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Previously operated by: Bikos Bros.

Previous Names: Ritz Theatre

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1915 Sanborn Map

Opened as the Ritz Theatre, a storefront theatre that seated 615 on one floor. In 1927 it was equipped with a Kilgen organ. Film Daily Year Book shows the Ritz Theatre closed in 1931 and 1932. In June 1933 Bikos Brothers and Paul Miller formed Central Theater Corp. In November the theatre reopened as the Central Theatre. FDYB shows that it was closed by 1939, probably coincident with 1938 opening of the Bikos’s Indiana Theatre at 1112 Broadway.

Contributed by Denverpalace

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Denverpalace on January 9, 2023 at 7:44 pm

Central predecessor Ritz Theatre had a Kilgen organ in 1927.

Denverpalace on January 27, 2023 at 7:53 pm

The theater appears in a 1915 Sanborn map, seating 456. Address shows as 1236 Broadway.

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