Carlton Theatre

216 Main Street,
Evansville, IN 47708

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Previously operated by: Premier Theaters

Architects: Earl O. Warweg

Firms: Warweg & Hagel

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Carlton Theatre

The Carlton Theatre opened December 25, 1937 with seating listed at 788. The theatre located on Main Street was a mainstay in downtown Evansvile until it closed in 1959. Most of its life it was operated by Premiere Theatres. The building has since been demolished and is a parking lot.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2009 at 3:15 am

The Carlton Theatre was the subject of this article in Boxoffice of April 30, 1938. There’s a photo of the narrow and rather plain auditorium, and another depicting the splendid black glass front. The Carlton was designed by the firm of Warweg & Hagel (architect Earl O. Warweg and engineer John Hagel.)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Updated link to the 1930 Boxoffice article about the Carlton Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Two additional photos of the Carlton Theatre are linked from this page at Historic Evansville. In a late 1937 shot, the marquee says “The New Carlton Will Open Christmas Day.” The largest version shows some of the Art Deco detailing at the top of the Vitrolite facade.

rivest266 on June 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

December 25th, 1937 grand opening ad in photo section.

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