Broadway Theatre

760 Broadway,
Gary, IN 46402

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Functions: Fraternal Hall

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The Broadway Theatre was opened by 1908. It was still open in 1938, but was listed as (Closed) in the 1939-1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbooks.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

“Lost Gary, Indiana” by Jerry Davich says that the Broadway was Gary’s first theater. Gary was founded by the U.S. Steel Corporation in 1906, and the town built up very rapidly when the steel mill opened, so the theater probably opened that year. By 1908, the Broadway was listed at Broadway near 8th Avenue in the city directory, one of three theaters listed.

Denverpalace
Denverpalace on December 1, 2022 at 10:46 am

On February 12, 1907, builder/developer Ingwald Moe bought land at 760 Broadway on which he erected the Broadway, an early nickelodeon and the first of two Gary theaters to bear that name. The property was sold to Pittman-Watson Company in 1913 for $45,000.

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