The Lerner Theatre has been on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets in downtown Elkhart, Indiana since November 24, 1924. Of course, it has seen lots of ups and downs since the grand opening – vaudeville, big band, the innovation of movies.
The Lerner Theatre’s had its share of name changes, too. It was “The Warner” for a short period in the 1930’s, then it was “The ELCO Theatre” – a name it kept the longest, from 1934 to 2008. Then, in 2011, it was back to “The Lerner Theatre” as an extended, multimillion dollar, restoration project finally drew to a close and the theatre re-opened: renewed and ready to go – they even refurbished the 1924 Kimball pipe organ – one of only three still in their original locations!
Since its reopening, the Lerner Theatre has hosted all manner of entertainment, both live and filmed, dramatic and musical: a classic theater reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility.
The Lerner Theatre schedule through spring is as follows:
Saturday, February 14
Comedian Bill Engvall
Sunday, February 15
The Civil War – Words, Music and Motion
Thursday, February 19
Free Movie: Rise Above the March
Friday, February 27 – March 1
Harriet: The Musical
Sunday, March 8
Elkhart Municipal Band Free Winter Concert
Friday, March 13
Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
Friday, March 27
Saturday, March 28
Conservatory of Dance Spring Repertory
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
Spite Marriage – Organ Concert & Silent Movie Series 2015
Saturday, April 25
Here Come the Mummies
Friday, May 8-10
Sunday, May 17
The Texas Tenors
The Lerner Theatre
410 S. Main Street, Elkhart
For tickets and more information, be sure to visit: www.thelerner.com
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