|The Ludlow Theater (KE-L-115), built in 1946, meets National Register Criterion A. It is locally significant in the area of Entertainment/Recreation. The theater is an important property in the development of Ludlow, especially within that city's entertainment culture. It stands as a typical example of post\\iar movie theaters in America, showing the evolution of the movie theater culture during the decades after World War II. The significance of the Ludlow Theater is explored within the contexts of Postwar Movie theaters in America (1945-1985), as well as the local context of the Development and Entertaimnent Culture ih Ludlow, Kentucky (1894-1983). It provides a strong example of the central role movie theaters played in s~all towns across the country during the movie boom following the Second World War. During this time, Main Street theaters like the Ludlow Theater became centers of their communities and played active roles in the lives of their towns. The property sits within the Ludlow Historic District, which was listed on the National Register in the Central Ludlow Historic District (NR ID # 84000526) in 1984. At the time of listing, the Theater was not yet 50 years old, and so was evaluated as non-contributing within that district. This nomination is submitted to list the property in the National Register individually.