Times Theatre

226 N. Main Street,
Rockford, IL 61104

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Times Theatre

Opened in 1938, the former Times Theatre was most recently used as a bar and restaurant.

Contributed by Paul Salley

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jusdoit on August 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Looking for Architectural and Engineering Drawings for this building. City hall does not have them. Anyone know any archive that may have a copy? Is there a historical society in Rockford that may have a copy.

DAL on October 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

In the late 70’s, when Plitt Theatres installed a new concession stand at the River Oaks 2-3 in Calumet City, they moved the old stand to the Times. This theatre had also been reseated with Massey Astro-Rocker seating (probably also removed from another location).

BobbyS on November 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I saw “Hello Dolly” last week at the beautiful Coronado. The manager told me the TIMES theater is in the process of re-opening. Many people inspecting & photographing every corner. I was amazed the marquee is intact after all these years closed. Also he told me the MIDWAY will re-open as different theater groups are interested and have the money to do it. I passed it by and couldn’t see if the roof was still there. Still looks good.

JBrown1274 on November 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I have heard the theater may open. I haven’t seen any activity. Is the property for sale? If so how would I go about getting information about that?

rockfordmidway on January 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

never been inside times midway is stating to come along

ethancaughey on September 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

Does anyone have current contact information for the owner(s) of the Times?


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 19, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Linkrot repair: The January 8, 1938, Boxoffice article about the Times Theatre can now be seen at these links:

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Page Two

The April 30 article is now at these links:

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Page Three

ssheley on May 11, 2015 at 8:02 am

Ok it is now 2015 and no sign of anything happening to the Times. Anyone have any info that is current like who owns it now?

DavidZornig on November 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Late `80’s promo image as The Good Times Theatre Inc. added, image credit RockfordReminisce.com Facebook page. Don’t know the span in years for this incarnation.

BobbyS on November 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

With all the interest in classic movies today, one would think this theater would do its duty rather than the bigger Coronado showing these films on a big screen.. Maybe the audience isn’t there?

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