Lee Theater

105 E. 1st Street,
Dixon, IL 61021

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The Lee Theater, located on East 1st Street at Galena Avenue in Dixon opened around 1940 and lasted into the mid-1950’s. A sporting goods store is now on the site of the theater. Any further information on the Lee would be appreciated.

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kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Here is a March 1946 ad from the Dixon Evening Telegraph:

dallasmovietheaters on August 8, 2015 at 4:09 am

Opened in the Fall of 1936 and closure as a regular movie house was July 3, 1963 after a final showing of “The Adventures of the Brothers Grimm.” The Lee-Dix Theatre Circuit which operated the Dixon Theater said the theater – which had no functioning air conditioning system at that time – would reopen in the Fall when cooler weather came. Though that didn’t transpire, the Lee was used for special events and organ recitals into 1964. Osco Drugs announced a deal in summer of 1964 to take over the Lee Building and converted the former Lee to a retail pharmacy.

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