Lincoln Theatre

1531 S. East Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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Functions: Restaurant, Retail

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The Lincoln Theatre was opened in 1912 with seating for 600 (later reduced to just under 400). It was located on S. East Street three blocks east of S. Madison Avenue. The theatre featured a 2 Manual Volcalian organ to accommodate the movies.

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Phil Janes
Phil Janes on February 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

The building is still there and “Lincoln” is in marble at the entrance. It’s now a kitchen countertop company. I walked in to check it out and it’s pretty much a workshop in a bad neigborhood. The former movie poster spots are still there on each side of the entrance. Very small building now.

MCompton on May 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm

The owners of Two Chicks and a Hammer, whose show “Good Bones” runs on HGTV, bought and renovated this property in 2019/2020 into a bistro/shop:

robboehm on July 12, 2023 at 10:37 am

During the reno the “Two Chicks” uncovered the name “Lincoln” over the front entrance and on the lintels above the former movie poster sites. These were retained, as well as the marble identification at the entrance. However the entrance was repositioned to the site of the lintel closest to Lincoln Street.

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