Beverly Theater

2515 N. Knoxville Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61604

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The Beverly was opened in 1937, by George Kerasotes, and was located on Knoxville Avenue. The theater remained in operation until the early 90s but has since been demolished and replaced by a Walgreens.

Any additional information would be appreciated…

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Here are a couple different vintage shot:

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JudithK
JudithK on May 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The Beverly Theater I believe was close to my grandparents' home in Peoria, IL. During my time there (1953-1975 when my grandparents passed away) it showed “road show” films, notably two which I saw during those years, “Around the World in 80 Days” and “The Sound of Music.” The town where I lived did not show first-run motion pictures, so this was really appreciated. I wish I remembered the theater’s interior, but I do not other than the lack of a balcony.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Very nice vintage and more modern photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Nice Theatre. i dated a Beverly.

JudithK
JudithK on July 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I was in Peoria not too long ago after a very long absence. It was good to be back! I believe the theatre is still there, but is used for some other purpose (?). Those who live in Peoria, please advise.

JudithK
JudithK on July 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Whoops: says at the top of the page that a Walgreens is on the site. That’s it.

KelliL
KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I was thinking this was on University down by McClure, but maybe I’m wrong. Last movie I saw there was Silence of the Lambs. I remember being a child and my mom taking me to see Disney movies there (Bambi, Freaky Friday, and Snow White come to mind).

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