Spencer Theatre

1903 Second Avenue,
Rock Island, IL 61201

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JeffAdamson
JeffAdamson on March 19, 2017 at 6:33 am

I just added a new photo that I found of the Spencer Theater in Rock Island, IL. Looking at the marquee, I find it odd that they would be advertising the other two movie theaters up the street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

The papers of Rock Island architect George P. Stauduhar include plans for the Spencer Square Theatre, dated 1915-16. The only other theater project in the papers is a house called Shield’s Movie Theatre, also in Rock Island, dated 1917. I’ve been unable to find any other references to it on the Internet.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

The July 8, 1908, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Family Theater in Rock Island would “…open for a summer run of moving pictures and illustrated songs.”