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Here’s a link to a Landmarks Illinois 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places report.
The old theater is now the Tracy Anderson Group Classes Cafe. A photo taken on August 14, 2017 has been added.
The West Cinema building has a new owner. The Register Mail article dated April 14, 2017 is here.
The vertical sign and marquee have been removed from the old Cozy Theater. This must have happened fairly recently. If you didn’t know this building was a theater in its previous life, you would never guess it now. Google still shows the building as it previously looked… at least for now.
The address for the old Coliseum Theatre (now IGA) is 322 W. Front Street, Annawan, Illinois. 516 W. Front Street is a residential area.
This theater is now closed (see my photos taken earlier this month).
Sadly, the screen and all signs of the old drive-in are gone.
The Grand Opening of The B Theatre was Saturday, April 8, 1911. See the photos for opening night advertisements.
As of the end of June 2015, the building is still standing. It is currently being used by Manhattan Mini Storage.
Just posted several photos of the Elm Theater auditorium demolition from Saturday, February 7. rso1000 has also posted some new photos from the last few days.
Currently, the building appears to be vacant.
The building is now occupied by the Law Office of David E. Robinson, Sr.
Krush Nutrition is now in the lobby of the theater. The marquee has been changed to “Time” instead of “Times”. Not sure why the “s” was removed.
I love this theater and make an attempt to go each time I am in NYC. Personally, I am not concerned with the curtain. I am more annoyed by rude audience members (using cell phones, talking, etc.) but they won’t keep me from going to the movies.
The Illinois Theatre in Newman, Illinois is at 110 W. Yates Street. Check out the Facebook page Newman, Illinois – Past and Present for old photos of the city and the theater. This FB page is run by the woman who runs Ocean to Ocean Antiques (next to the theater).
This is the Polo Opera House, not the Polo Theatre (either the original Polo Theatre or the New Polo Theatre).
The old Ritz Theatre is actually at 106 E. Main Street (not W. Main). The west side of Main Street is not in the downtown area and 106 W. Main is approximately where Casey’s General Store is located. The Arcola Opera House is directly across the street from the Ritz Theatre.
Does anyone know why the terra cotta is being removed from the Village Theatre? I just uploaded a photo that I took yesterday (Sunday, April 20, 2014) to the photos section.
The Bartlett Theatre is currently Isaac & Moishe’s Deli, Fruits & Vegetables.
The Triple Door website includes a short history (which includes photos) of the Embassy Theatre. Here’s the link: http://www.thetripledoor.net/Our-Story/Read-Our-Story.aspx
I visited this area a couple years ago. I found Dino’s Pizza at 837 Elizabeth Ave., Reve Health Food Store at 839 Elizabeth Ave., which means the vacant lot next to the health food store would be 841. This building has been demolished.
It’s currently the Special Touch Full Service Salon.
This building is currently Bishop’s Busy Big Store and it is at 137 N. Main Street, Elizabeth, Illinois.
The address of the theater is 213 S. Main Street.
The history of the building is:
W.T. Bean & A. Davidson Druggists 1870-1875;
Lawman & Davidson Druggists 1875-1979;
Vanscayor Corner Drug Store 1880s;
Chicago Store – Variety Store J.N. Clouse 1904-1910;
Scenic Theatre – Dave Mitchell 1910-1914, John Kendall 1914-1917;
Kendall Theatre – John Kendall family 1917-1970s;
Prairie Town Collectibles – Fine Arts Studio & Gallery and Antiques 1986.
The building is owned by a relative of John Kendall who also owns and runs the antique store to the left (on the other side of the vacant lot). He uses the building for storage. He says that he has a row of seats, the projector, and other items from the old theater.
The building is still sitting empty. I just uploaded a photo from this past weekend.