Madison Theatre

107 NE Madison Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61602

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TLSLOEWS on November 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm

The old show-biz saying,Will it play in Peoria.

spectrum on June 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Another website for the Madison Theater:

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JackFritscher on October 5, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Go to and, using the SEARCH feature, type in “Madison Theater” for an historical reference to the Madison Theater in Peoria, Illinois.

karlyjm on February 6, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Does anyone happen to have pictures of this theatre?

spectrum on September 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Accpording to the 1936 Motion Picture Yearbook, the Madison seated 1,746.

JeffCarlson on January 5, 2007 at 6:17 pm

While this theater still hosts an occasional event, it’s a shadow of it’s former self. The original Main St. entrance as well as 2/3 of the entrance hall/concession area have been sectioned off as a seperate business (bar). My understanding is that it is still equipt to show films but mainly hosts live music. The main floor seating area has had all of it’s original theater seats removed.

JimRankin on September 1, 2004 at 12:54 pm

According to the book “The CORONADO THEATRE, Rockford’s Crown Jewel” we have architect Klein to thank for a number of other theatres also: the HIPPODROME, DUCHESS, APOLLO, and COLUMBIA all in Peoria, as well as the PRINCESS in Ottawa, Ill. I do not know any details of these theatres, but his CORONADO is enough reason to go down in history!