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Illinois Movie Theatres (page 4)

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Arcadia Theatre
Olney, IL
Roxy Cinemas
Ottawa, IL
The Arcadia Theatre was built in 1928. It closed in 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

The Roxy Cinemas opened around 1910 as the Gayety Theatre, a vaudeville house. The theatre was twinned in the the mid-1980s. A few years later, an addition was built and four more screens were added. For more, see this website. [map]

Roseland Theatre
Pana, IL
The Roseland Theatre opened in 1941 and is still in operation. The name came from Pana's nickname of the "City of Roses". For more, see this website. [map]

Paris:
Paris Theatre

Pickwick Theatre
Park Ridge, IL
The Pickwick Theatre was built from 1928-1929. It was designed in a Streamline Moderne/Mayan style. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ was restored in the 1960s. In 1990, three smaller screens were added to the rear of the building, avoiding compromising the theatre's original screen. Today, the Pickwick is used as a performing arts venue. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Paxton:
Paxton Majestic Theatre

Peoria Heights:
Crest Theatre: 1, 2

Zoe Theatre
Pittsfield, IL
Apollo Theatre
Princeton, IL
The Zoe Theatre opened in 1951 and has been closed since 1975. Many of the vitrolite tiles on the facade are missing at this point. There was talk of restoring the theatre in 2005 but, as of 2009, nothing has happened. For more, see this website. [map]

The Apollo Theatre was built in 1882 as the Apollo Opera House. It was showing movies by the 1920s. The theatre is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

State Theatre
Quincy, IL
Home Theatre
Rantoul, IL
Hub Theatre
Rochelle, IL
The State Theatre opened in 1938 and closed in 1992. The theatre is now known as the State Room and is used for special events. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Home Theatre opened around 1941 and closed in the late 1970s. It has been vacant since then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Hub Theatre opened in 1931. In the 1980s, it was split into three screens. For more, see this website. [map]

More Quincy:
Washington Theatre

Fort Armstrong Theatre
Rock Island, IL
The Fort Armstrong Theatre opened as the Fort Theatre in 1921. It featured vaudeville acts and silent films. In the late 1970s, it was converted into the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

Times Theatre
Rockford, IL
Midway Theatre
Rockford, IL
The Times Theatre opened in 1938 and closed in 1983. In 1989, it reopened as a restaurant and bar with live entertainment. It closed in 2003 and has been looking for a buyer since then. These photos are from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

The Midway Theatre opened in 1918. It was designed in a Spanish Colonial style. A fire in the 1970s gutted the lobby but the auditorium is still intact. The Midway was last used for live performances. However, the theatre has been vacant since 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

Coronado Theatre
Rockford, IL
Auburn Theatre
Rockford, IL
The Coronado Theatre opened in 1927. The atomospheric interior features a lavish castle-like courtyard design and a Barton Organ. The theatre was used for movies and stage shows until the late 1960s. It closed in 1984 and underwent an $18 million renovation. The theatre reopened in 2001 as a performing arts center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Auburn Theatre opened in 1942 and closed in 1967. It was converted for retail use after sitting empty for many years. The building housed a hardware store and later a thrift store. There is currently a window display for Alpha Floral which appears to be the present occupant. For more, see this website. [map]

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