Alhambra Theatre

219 E. Main Street,
Campbellsville, KY 42718

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Functions: Retail

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Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre opened prior to 1918 with seating listed at 525. It was down the street from the Cozy Theatre. The Alhambra Theatre was operated by Affiliated Theatres.

The theatre closed in 1956 and has since been retrofitted for retail use. Any further information on the Alhambra Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

The April 13, 1918, issue of The Moving Picture World mentioned the Alhambra Theatre in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The house had just been leased to Rowland Clark, operator of the Arista Theatre in the nearby town of Lebanon.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

The September 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the front of the new Alhambra Theatre in Campbellsville was nearly completed, and the house was expected to open soon. The August 26 issue of the same publication had noted that two theaters were then under construction in Campbellsville, the other being a ground-floor house for the Star Theatre, which had previously operated in an upstairs location.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 5, 2016 at 4:32 am

The correct modern address for the Alhambra Theatre building is 219 E. Main Street. It is currently occupied by Sallee’s Family Taekwondo, a martial arts studio. It is not the building currently displayed in the photo or street view for this page.

Here is a vintage photo of the Alhambra, probably from around 1920. Click on the link at the end of the caption to see a photo of the Alhambra after it had been updated with a very spiffy streamline modern front, probably in the 1940s.

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