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History of the Robey Theater

Robey Theater

The Robey theater is the longest continuoulsy operating theater in the country.

This theatre replaced two earlier theatres in the town that were operated by Haymond Robey from 1907 until 1911. This current theatre opened in 1911 as the Auditorium Theatre with an original seating capacity of 600.

In 1926 it was re-modeled by architects Carmichael & Millfaugh of Columbus, OH and re-opened as the Robey Theater on 8th September 1926 with the movie "Kiki" starring Norma Talmadge.

Robey Theater

The Robey Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Robey Theatre ** (added 1989 - Building - #89000182)
318 Main St., Spencer
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Professional, Specialty Store, Theater

Click here to visit the Robey Theater website www.robeytheatre.com