Lafayette Theater

600 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana

Former movie theater now a venue for live performances only


Photo taken by J.R. Manning November 2018




"The Lafayette Theater on September 1, 1938 with Errol Flynn in “Four’s a Crowd”. It operated until September 1, 1990. It then became a downtown empty eyesore.

A complete historical renovation went ahead in 2003-2006 and a restaurant/bar, classic movie theater re-opened from what could have well become a parking lot. It has now dropped movies and operates as a live performance/concerts and special events venue."

~William Brown for Cinema Treasures (Link below.)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2018: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • December 1, 2018: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cinema Treasures - Page dedicated to Lafayette Theater