Our theater was originally built in 1912 as a vaudeville and movie house. It was called the Regent Theater, it had one screen and could seat 725 people total.

In 1930 it was renamed the “400 Theater.” This is due to the fact that at the time “The Four Hundred” was a popular term for the top four hundred people in high society.

Keeping the name for over 65 years, the theater changed with the times. Even splitting the auditorium into multiple screens, calling itself the “400 Twin.”

We opened as “The New 400 Theaters” July 1st, 2009. Our aim is to keep the tradition of the 400’s rich history alive showing first run movies in four refurnished venues. Our staff aims to keep every customer’s experience a positive one so that they can feel they too are part of the “New Four Hundred.”

For an article on the history of The New 400 courtesy of The Lakefront Historian, click here.

Bruce Sharp
Bruce Sharp

Since we opened the New 400 has done its best to be involved in its surrounding communities, making contributions to various other businesses, charities, organizations, or institutions like:

The New 400’s parent company ADF Capital also takes a vested interest in the community by donating a significant amount of time and money to a variety of charities including:

If you would like to contact the New 400 Theaters about getting involved in your community, please contact us at managers@thenew400.com.