Kentucky Theater

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This article is about the Kentucky Theater in Louisville. For the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, see Kentucky Theater (Lexington).

Coordinates: 38°14′50″N 85°45′29″W / 38.247213°N 85.758162°W / 38.247213; -85.758162

The Kentucky Theater was a theater and performing arts center at 651 S. 4th St., located in the theater district of downtown Louisville, Kentucky in the United States of America.

Built in 1921, the building served for sixty years as a movie house. The movie house closed in 1986, and was almost scheduled for demolition until a local entrepreneur bought it at auction and turned it over to two arts advocates who created a non-profit arts organization, called the Kentucky Theater Project, Inc. The newly renovated Kentucky Theater opened its doors in 2000 and is now a vibrant community arts center and art film house. In 2008, the Kentucky Theater was renovated into the Kentucky Theater Shops. It now includes a gourmet food shop, a wine and spirits shop, a bagel shop and a florist shop.[1]

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  1. ^ "Theater Square Marketplace". Theater Square Marketplace. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 

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