As was reported in the Indy Star and subsequently passed on through this website, the long “closed for renovation” Village Theater in downtown Plainfield was tentatively scheduled to reopen earlier this month. No signage on the building itself gave any indication to this, but after some internet searches, I found this link to a concert scheduled for 18 March. So last night I walked over to the Theater hopeful to check out the refinished interior – not caring at all for the live music. But no! The place was empty! Doors locked, lights out, nothing!
Given the competition from several local multiplexes, it seems unlikely that the Village can successfully return as a movie-house. However, the historically significant building is an ideal venue for small concerts, community theater and such. I just wish the owner would get his act together and finish the renovations!!