Times Theatre

226 N. Main Street,
Rockford, IL 61104

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Previously operated by: Balaban & Katz Corp.

Architects: Edward Paul Lewin

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Times Theatre

Opened in 1938. The former Times Theatre was most recently used as a bar and restaurant, but was vacant by 2013.

Contributed by Paul Salley

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

BobbyS on November 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

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 9:34 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 19, 2014 at 6:23 am

never been inside times midway is stating to come along

ethancaughey on September 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

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


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 20, 2015 at 6:36 am

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

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The April 30 article is now at these links:

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ssheley on May 11, 2015 at 4:02 pm

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 11:12 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 17, 2016 at 4:49 am

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?

SethG on March 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Still abandoned, windows covered in black plastic, so I couldn’t see what the lobby looked like. The two pictures from 2012 of the building with the art deco tile are not the theater and should be deleted.

Khnemu on August 17, 2022 at 5:07 pm


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