108 E. Market Street,
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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Architects: George H. Miller
Previous Names: Chatterton Theatre
Opened on April 7, 1910 as the Chatterton Theatre, replacing the Grand Opera House (1891-1909) which had been destroyed by fire. On October 5, 1923 it was renamed Illini Theatre. It was closed in 1933. The Illini Theatre is listed in the 1945 Film Daily Yearbook as ‘Closed’ with seating for 1,156. It had been operated by a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures.
The former theatre became part of the MARC Center, an organization which assists developmentally disabled individuals. By 2011, it was operating as a comedy club, which closed in July 2014. It is now a church.
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