Princeton TheatrePrinceton, Indiana

The Princeton Theatre is a historic Art Moderne theater dating to the late 1940s that originally housed a single screen movie theater. It is located one block from the Gibson County courthouse. In the recent past, the exterior facade has been covered with stucco, the marquee has been severely damaged from a truck collision, and the historic interior was lost after the theater was converted to a four screen theatre. The City of Princeton was awarded a Stellar Communities grant and envisioned a renovation that would transform the facility into a working performance theater and a community center.

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf was hired to realize that vision. Browning Day’s design for the theater consists of reconstructing the historic facade and marquee, downsizing the existing auditorium space to accommodate approximately 320 patrons, and creating three new community rooms. These rooms are available to members of the community for rent to host events such as public meetings, wedding receptions, bridal showers, family reunions, etc. The Gibson County Theatre Company owns and operates the building.