Princess Theatre

229 SW Adams Street,
Peoria, IL 61602

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The Princess, which opened around 1920, was located on Adams Street at Fulton Street, near the Columbia Theatre. It was part of the Balaban & Katz circuit, based in Chicago, during the 20s. It was later acquired by the Kerasotes chain, which ran it until it closed in 1954.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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ABone on February 18, 2006 at 5:12 pm

The Princess in my time (l942 until it closed in 1954) was always a 2nd-run downtown theater. I find it hard to believe that it only seated 550, as it seemed larger. It had a large balcony, which you could feel shake when anyone of any size walked up or down the steps!

JeffCarlson on January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Here’s a great shot of the Princess:

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