655-657 S. Fourth Street,
655-657 S. Fourth Street,Louisville, KY 40202
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1972 photo added courtesy of David Gibson. Also mid `60’s photo courtesy of the Back In The Good Old Days Facebook page.
If anyone’s interested, the architect of the original building was W. S. Arrasmith, a Louisville architect who designed many Art Deco buildings, including 50+ Greyhound Bus Terminals. (a great book if you’re interested is The Streamlined Era Greyhound Terminal by Frank E. Wrenick). Thanks for the great info – always learn a lot on Cinema Treasures!
Here is my picture from November 2010.
Here is another view:
Recent photos of this theatre are HERE
The only remaining part of this theater is the marquee and the vertical OHIO. The signs rest on a very small storefront, and the building is small enough to serve as an island for Louisville’s free downtown trolley service. The south side of the building has a trompe d'oeil marquee painted on it, hawking ‘Intolerance’ by D.W. Griffith, a native Louisvillian.
looks like most of the building has been demolished and just part of the facade remains