Rodgers Theater

207 W. Monroe Street,
Carbondale, IL 62901

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Barth Theatre exterior

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This early Carbondale theater was located on Monroe Street near Illinois Avenue. Originally known as the Barth Theater, it was later renamed the Gem Theater, and finally the Rodgers Theater. It has since closed and has been razed.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 19, 2005 at 5:00 pm

The Film Daily Yearbooks 1941 and 1943 give the Barth Theater a seating capacity of 700.

By the 1950 edition of F.D.Y.B, seating is given as 752, it was known as the Rogers Theater by then and the street address given is 207 Monroe St, Carbondale, IL.

rivest266 on July 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Archives are incomplete, Opened as Rodgers before 1938 and closed in 1957.

pnelson on July 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Must have been great inside. Any pics someone?

cecilray on August 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

No pics, but remember seeing “New Faces of 1952” there when I was at SIU in the mid 50s. Only place showing “art films” at the time.

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