Cinema Art Theatre

613 E. Washington Street,
Springfield, IL 62701

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Cinema Art Theatre

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Opened in around 1910 as the Capitol Theatre. On December 2, 1937 it was reopened as the State Theatre remaining as such into the 1950’s when it closed.

By 1975 it had re-opened as the Cinema Art Theatre and was screening adult porn movies. It has since been demolished and the site is a parking lot.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

The April 5, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World mentioned a “Capital” Theatre on East Washington Street in Springfield. The owners, I. Burnstine and Joseph Shepard, were planning to open a new theater at 111 N. Sixth Street. Perhaps that was the house that was opened that year as the Amuse U Theatre, which we list at 115 N.Sixth.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

December 2nd, 1937 grand opening ad as State in photo section.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on August 25, 2017 at 9:07 am

Overhead view of the State added, lower L/H corner. 1960’s photo credit Springfield Rewind facebook page.

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