Wednesday, December 4, 2019
City Center and Princess Theatre, 330 N. Main Street, Rushville
Enjoy refreshments and the company of Indiana Landmarks members, staff, and board at our Rushville Holiday Open House, one of five open houses we’re offering around the state for members.
Rushville’s City Center hosts our holiday open house on December 4. See how a $3.8 million renovation revived the 1915 Masonic Hall’s first-floor movie theater and adapted space for city offices and an Ivy Tech Community College satellite classroom.
Many Rushville residents remember seeing films in the Princess Theatre, though the single-screen had been closed since the early 2000s, unable to compete with larger megaplexes in nearby towns. Community leaders worked for years to find a way to re-open the theater. The city purchased the building from the Masons in 2014 and formed a committee to oversee its restoration. In an innovative partnership, Greensburg’s Wolf Theaters, Inc., worked with the city to show first-run films at the Princess via cable, allowing the Rushville theater to function as an additional screen.
Our holiday open house showcases the refurbished space and is free for Indiana Landmarks members with reservation in advance—online at rushvilleHOH19.eventbrite.com, using the form below, or by calling 317-639-4534. Special thanks to the City of Rushville for hosting our holiday open house.
Feel like traveling? Indiana Landmarks’ Rushville Holiday Open House is one of five—go to one or all: Dec. 5 at Riverside High School in Indianapolis; Dec. 6 at the Lofts of Haute Maison in Terre Haute; Dec. 7 at the Speakman House in Rising Sun, and Dec. 12 at the Kunz Hartman House in New Albany.