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KatieTroccoli commented about Illinois Theatre on Aug 28, 2005 at 12:20 pm

This property was recently on the market for sale. It is currently for lease. There is an attorney office and an accountant office on the main level. Upstairs there is a one bedroom apartment. The area in the rear upper is used for storage. At one time there was a fire in the building as you can see that some of the rafters are chard. The floor is sloped in the entry foyer from street level to the office as most theatres are slightly sloped. In the early 70’s and early 80’s this building was used as a drug store. One was called Fort Hopkins and then Sun Discount.
A local theatre buff who no longer lives in the area told me this theatre was called the “bucket of blood” for a time as it ran horror pictures.