The theater opened in 1913 as the largest movie theater in Evansville at the time, but it closed about forty years later. Efforts to restore the more than 100 year old building started in 2003. While the outside is complete, the inside still needs attention.
Malcolm Cook, Director of the Alhambra Theater Film Festival, says proceeds from the festival help fund the restoration project. The festival brings films from across the globe to Evansville. The theater’s facelift could cost $3 million dollars. Cook hopes the festival, grants, private funding, and donations will help raise the funds needed.
This year’s film festival will be April 9th – 12th. Film entries for the Alhambra Theater Film Festival can be submitted through the end of February. Head to this website for more information. https://www.thealhambratheatrefilmfestival.com/