Evansville Civic Theatre
717 N. Fulton Avenue,
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Evansville Civic Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Premier Theaters
Functions: Live Performances
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Columbia Theatre, New Columbia Theatre, Cinema West, Cine West
Located on N. Fulton Avenue, the Columbia Theatre opened in 1910. It originally was home to vaudeville and movies and later went on to movies only. It was remodeled in a Streamline Moderne style in 1939, reopening as the New Columbia Theatre.
It went through a couple more name changes over its life span, Cinema West, Cine West before becoming the home to Evansvile Civic Theatre in 1974.In 1994 the exterior was restored to its 1934 appearance and in August 1996 new seating and complete refurbishing of the interior was completed. Originally seating over 500 with the new seating it now seats 222. It is the home of live performances.
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