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Review of Indiana Theatre

Indiana Theatre
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Owner description: This iconic Terre Haute landmark opened on January 28, 1922, and occupies a special place in American theatre architecture design. The Theatre was built by Terre Haute resident T.W. Barhydt to be a lasting gift to the city of Terre Haute and it was designed by America’s preeminent designer John Eberson to be his first prototype “Atmospheric Theatre” which became his signature style that is recognized to be the gold standard of American theatre design. Throughout its rich history, the Theatre has hosted a wide range of events that have included vaudeville, cinema, performing arts and community celebrations of all types. Through restoration efforts which began in May 2013, the Indiana Theatre’s heritage has been preserved and the Indiana has been reborn as a 1,600 seat full service event center which can host a wide range of community gatherings that include live entertainment, performing arts, cinema, wedding events, and fundraisers. While visiting our proud and historic city, we encourage you to visit this downtown treasure which has served as a vault for Terre Haute memories since 1922.
Tucker, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is incredible, If you don't have an event planned there get yourself invited to one that is or move yours. Better than I every remember it. If you have memories from the past or just want to see fantastic venue that has been around for almost 100 years, you have to go. From Laurel and Hardy and vaudeville acts right on thruough to the movies of the day, this has been THE spot in Terre Haute for entertainment. Its recent renovation is fantastic. Gently preserving the fine artwork and detail while cleverly bringing this place back to todays needs. Simply AWESOME

Visited October 2013
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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Just being inside this beautiful place will bring a smile on your face as well as make you feel like you're in the 1940's. The owner a have never changed a thing except for what needed updated. This is a must see!

Visited October 2012
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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to visit in Terre Haute. It will take you back to the old opra days and you just can feel the building come to life. There is so much beautiful art work to see in this downtown building! This is a must see!

Visited August 2012
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Terre Haute
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great feast for the eyes -- old and historic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is a piece of Terre Haute History. Although it can not outshine the newer theaters... it is fun to see what the ceilings look like and imagine it back in its glory days.

Visited June 2012
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212 reviews
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“Gorgeous Rococo architecture & great balcony seating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I grew up going to the Indiana Theatre, & especially for scary movies, campy events (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) & even Russian ballet (The Nutcracker), it cannot be beat! There literally is not a bad seat in the house, due to the wonderful design---it is a trip back into the days when theatres were truly grand & glorious :)

Visited October 2011
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