The seat will be on temporary display at the 65th class reunion being held at the South Side Country Club on Sept. 18.
Friends of the Lincoln Square Theater is a non-profit group working to restore the historic theater, opened in 1916, which hosted live performances and movies for decades at 141 N. Main St. in Decatur.
Their hope is to eventually reopen the venue for entertainment, community arts and education events and make the theater available for rental as well. Contact them at (833) 333-7469, on Facebook or visit their website, lincolnsquaretheater.com.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Looking back at Decatur's Lincoln Square Theatre
Oct. 27, 1916: Opening Night
April 1929: Bob Hope emcees
July 7, 1929: Talking pictures
Sept. 2, 1942: Blackstone's greatest trick
March 5, 1960: Downtown fire grazes Lincoln
Sept. 1, 1967: Barefoot couples get free 'Barefoot' admission
Oct. 10, 1967: Sheriff stops erotic film run
December 1980: Theater stops showing movies
May 3, 1981: B.B. King performs
May 1986: Uncertain future
Jan. 1, 1992: Restoration group buys theater
April 2015: Resurgence:
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A seat from the original Lincoln Square Theater has been donated for the theater's lobby by the Class of 1956 of Stephen Decatur High School to help with fundraising efforts for the restoration of the 1916 theater.