Canna Theatre

110 E. Chestnut Street,
Gillespie, IL 62033

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 16, 2009 at 9:21 am

Here are two 1983 photos:



Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm

The year given for this photo is 2002.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 13, 2008 at 10:27 am

This is an updated link for the Canna Theater website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 17, 2007 at 9:23 am

Here is a website for the Canna Theater.

Cary41 on December 17, 2007 at 8:05 am

The Eisentraut family of Hillsboro has leased the theatre from the city of Gillespie and it is once again showing movies on the big screen under the name “Canna”. Upgrades to the theatre include leather couch seating, a new sound system, new carpet, tuxedo dressed staff that make personal introductions to every feature. The theatre recently had it’s first sold-out show under new ownership with Alvin and the Chipmunks.

KenRoe on August 29, 2006 at 9:40 am

The seating capacity for the Lyric Theatre in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook is given as 603.

richgamer on August 29, 2006 at 8:47 am

If threefarmers could please contact this website again or email me at i would greatly appreciate it. I am a member of the Lyric players the group that runs the Theatre.

ThreeFarmers on May 3, 2006 at 12:51 pm

I’m from Gillespie and I have a photo of the theater back in the ‘40s when the old Gillespie city hall sat on the corner. The photo is actually of the city hall, but you can see the Lyric three doors down.

I’ve never known there to be a punk show or any other concert at this location. If it happens, it’s extremely rare.

Today it is used for community theater and the high shool will put on a musical there occasionally.

teecee on May 13, 2005 at 10:04 am

Now a venue for punk rock music. Capacity is listed as 252 people.

KenRoe on May 7, 2005 at 11:42 am

Listed in Film Daily Yearbok’s that I have (1941-1950) as the Lyric Theatre.