The Theatre was built with a Baroque-style facade, featuring ornate carvings as well as an animated clock depicting St. George and the Dragon. The auditorium, designed in an Italian-Renaissance style, has a 50-foot proscenium. The seating capacity was set at 1,078. However, two additional screening rooms were added in 1975, each seating 524 people.
The Theatre was shut down in 1986. The final movie screened before the closing was Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. The Theatre was supposed to be demolished when a private company bought it in 1987. Luckily, preservationists came together and fought to preserve the building, winning the battle in 1993 when the city bought the Theatre. In 1995, a restoration project began, which wasn't completed until 2001. For its first event, the Theatre held a tribute for the 9/11 attacks and the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Today, the Theatre still holds screenings of classic movies.