The Grand Theatre
Built in 1911 as a 135-seat vaudeville house, the Grand added motion-picture entertainment first with silent movies and then “talkies.” In 1941, under the ownership of Chakeres Theatres, the Grand was converted to a then-modern 680-seat movie theatre. It boasted the first air conditioning system, which used ice to cool water and produce a cold mist carried through pipes. Opening in fall 2009, the Grand Theatre is a $5-million 428-seat performing and visual arts theatre that’s state of the art in every way, including wiring for closed circuit TV. At last, Frankfort residents and their children have cultural opportunities right in their own downtown. Schools and daycares will have a local destination for cultural field trips. The Grand almost certainly will be a center for social engagement as well as a venue for civic participation and education. 502-352-7469 FEATURES-Bus Parking-Handicapped Access. DIRECTIONS: From I-64 take US 60 West, continuing onto East Main Street. East Main turns into West Main, the Grand is on the right at 308 Saint Clair St.