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Indiana and Hippodrome, Terra Haute

[cat conc] The conclave kicked off this morning with two theatres by one of the most famed movie palace architects, John Eberson. First was the 1922 Indiana, featuring some of Eberson’s earliest Atmospheric elements, the style for which he would become reknowned. In low light, it was difficult to see some of the architecture, but it was a clear gem, even in the rough. The Hippodrome, one of the earliest surviving Eberson theatres, built in 1915, was more of a surprise. Half a block away, the theatre now also serves as a Scottish Rite Temple. While older and simpler, it is more intimate and subdued. The Indiana lobby Inside the Hippodrome

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