West Twin Cinemas

42 S. Prairie Street,
Galesburg, IL 61401

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm

This is an interior view circa 1955.

Here is an exterior view of the West Theater circa 1954.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

Here is a 2005 photo of the Twin West Cinema. That is the name on the sign.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2007 at 8:54 pm

A Barton theater organ was installed in the West Theater in 1926.

ABone on February 18, 2006 at 8:42 pm

I’m really sorry to hear that the West has closed. Ever since they resurrected the Colonial (closed about 20 years) to twin with the West in the ‘70’s, I bragged that my old hometown was possibly the only place of its size which had preserved 3 of the 4 downtown movie houses they had post-World War II. From what I remember of the Colonial as it looked in the '40’s & '50’s, I would say it went back further than 1920.

frozenmuze on July 4, 2005 at 10:31 am

Having lived in Galesburg most of my life and being an avid movie-goer, I heard many times that the West Cinema 1 & 2 was haunted by a woman in a white dress who would walk through the second part of the theater (the Colonial?) at 11:30. It was corraborated by the manager at one point, who told me that he and several employees had seen her. Take it for what you you will. A fun story, if nothing else.