Historic Lincoln Theater in BR to celebrate 65 years

The historic Lincoln Theater plans to celebrate 65 years in operation with two upcoming events.

The first event, Lincoln Theater 65th Anniversary Year Kick-Off Reception, will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. A viewing of the documentary “4-South: The First Black Nurses of Baton Rouge General Hospital” will be held, and artist Christopher Turner will unveil an original painting of the theater. The reception is free, but reservations are requested for seating arrangements. To RSVP, call (225) 270-1741.

The second event is a fundraiser dinner scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. The dinner will feature music by The Smokey Notes, a silent auction and appearances by historians for the theater. Tickets are $65 per person or $650 per table. For tickets, call (225) 389-8720.

For more information, visit www.lincolntheaterbr.com.