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Bard Theatre

1942 Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
2470 Bardstown Rd
Louisville KY

Demolished 1998
Record #12880  
 Opened: 1941
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: 1998
Capacity: 1018 seats
Architect(s): FT Winnenberg
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Mid States Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

The Bard Theater was in some ways ahead of its time; its original bold decor suggested motifs that would become popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Designed by local architect F.T. Winnenberg, the theater was built for $95,000 by owner Chris Thodis, and operated by Louis Weithe. Featured in the 1942 "Theater Catalog," the Bard seated 1,018 and sported a marquee by Neon Art Signs.

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Photos from the 1942 Theatre Catalog collection.

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Last featured 1/19/2005. Last edited 8/6/2018.

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