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Our Feature Film: The History of the Eagles Theatre

What’s better than gathering your friends and family and heading into downtown Wabash for a film? Whether you’re a Northern Indiana native or a frequent visitor, you’re probably familiar with the historic Eagles Theatre.

Visitors know and love the nostalgic feel when entering the doors of Eagles. From the upstairs balcony of the original vaudeville theatre to the blinking marquee outside, it’s no wonder that Eagles Theatre serves as a historic monument in Wabash.

Before you head to your next movie night at the Eagles Theatre, read about its history and take a trip down memory lane.

A Plethora of History Behind the Scenes

The Eagles Theatre first opened its doors in Wabash, Indiana on March 27, 1906, and was constructed and financed through the efforts of the Wabash Eagles Lodge. Construction of the venue took place at its current location at 106 West Market Street, on the site of the old Hyman house.

Once completed, entertainment seekers immediately fell in love with the charm and character of the Theatre, and flocked to its first performance, Chicago’s Miss Bertha Gallant, in 1906.