taking a stroll around Grand Circus Park may have missed
one of its most notable landmarks. Hidden behind the
Fine Arts Building stood the long-vacant Adams Theater.
An example of the rare "alley-jumper" style
of theater, the Adams was the second large movie theater
on the park and an important member of the city's theater
time was kind to neither the Adams or Fine Arts. Remodeling
in the 60s and being triplexed in the 80s robbed the
Adam's auditorium of much of its original elegance.
Time and vandalism furthered the damage to the point
that both structures were beyond repair. Today only
the facade remains, hoping to be incorporated into new