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Kentucky Theatre

2004 Photo from the Norman Plant collection.
214 E Main St
Lexington KY 40507
(859) 231-6997

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Record #5259  
 Opened: October 4, 1922
Capacity: 1276 seats
Architect(s): Joseph & Joseph
Architectural Style(s): Italian Renaissance
National Register:
Current Organ: Wurlitzer
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Modern Amusement Company, Associated Theatres of Kentucky, Switow & Sons Enterprises, Hallmark Releasing, Associated Theatres of Kentucky

Information for this tour was contributed by Tim Reed.

Built by M. Switow and Sons, Louisville. Closed by fire Oct 2, 1987. Reopened April 12, 1992. A second auditorium/screen was added in 1997. This other screen is actually the former State Theatre (later, the Downtown Cinema, which showed adult movies), just one door down from the Kentucky Theatre, on Main St. The two lobbies were joined and the auditorium restored to its 1945 glory, in an extensive remodeling job which converted the two theatres into one. From the street, the location of the State Theatre is no longer apparent. All access is from the huge Kentucky Theatre entrance. Both auditoriums feature Dolby Digital sound.

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October 2011 photos from the Mike Richardson collection.

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Last featured 5/28/2010. Last edited 7/16/2023.

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