Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services has a new address! We have remodeled the former Rosedale Theater and Pub Restaurant to serve as our corporate offices. The building has played a fascinating role in Evansville history.
The Rosedale Theater opened in 1928 with a showing of the movie "Silk Stockings". It was a cinematic fixture on Evansville's east side until it closed in 1958. Thereafter, it was used briefly as a church. It reopened later that year as Theatre A. It was sold to Cinema South 15 years later and began screening adult films in 1975. There wasn't much of an appetite for adult films in this conservative city so that didn't last long. In 1977, the theater was "twinned" and returned to showing first run films for about a year.
Local promoter, Larry Aiken, then purchased and renovated Theatre A. At the same time, he launched "The Pub" restaurant next door, previously known as Beck's Bar. Aiken's concept for The Pub was a place for a drink before or after a movie. It proved so popular, however, that it eventually displaced the theater. It was later purchased and operated by Larry "Bubbles" Pollack and was a popular part of Evansville's culinary scene until it closed in 2016. Pollock then operated Carne Asada in the building until 2021.
Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services purchase the building in 2022s. The bar side of The Pub could not be salvaged but the magnificent carved bar front was purchased by Pat Coslett of Simplicity Furniture. The theater portion of the building was rehabbed and now contains our office in the front.