Eagles Theater in Wabash, Indiana is an amazing find right downtown.
This Wabash County attraction is not your typical movie theater!
Eagles Theater in Wabash, Indiana
We walked in the doors after a movie let out for a quick peek. I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary, but I was curious since I had more than a few people tell me that I absolutely had to take a look at Eagles Theater.
The red padded plush doors were open and…it was the most amazing movie theater I have seen so far.
Not just one floor, not just two floors, but three floors of seating! The third balcony is not accessible at this time, but that just gives you an idea of how grand the space is.
Wabash, Indiana Movie Theater
This Wabash theater is just incredible. Tall velvety curtains surround a very large screen that hangs above a stage. It makes me think of the old days of movies, when a piano composed the music score and sound effects were created in theater with everyday items. The pastel hues are very old-time.
There are so many seats–I was left wondering how many people could fit in this spacious theater. Want to guess? Are you ready? Once upon a time, the Eagles Theater seated 1200 people (back when the third balcony was open).
But more than that, I wonder how many seats were once filled during the Golden Days of this Wabash theater! I can imagine folks sitting elbow to elbow to watch old films, quietly munching on popcorn in this unique Indiana town. Boisterous kids in the upper balcony. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Floor-seat or balcony, this Wabash theater, the amazingly restored Eagles Theater, will certainly take your movie-watching to the next level. I, for one, plan on trying to catch a movie here the first chance I get.
Thanks to the cleaning crew for letting us poke around while they were tidying up the three tons of spilled popcorn. For once, I’m happy to say, I had nothing to do with the mess!
Does anyone know any more of the history of the Eagles Theater in Wabash, Indiana? Please let me know. I would love to hear some personal stories about this wonderful building! I would imagine there are more than a few interesting tidbits about its past.
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