Esquire Theater

2416 State Street,
East St. Louis, IL 62205

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This theater, originally called the State Theater, was located on State Street at 24th Street. It was later renamed the Grand Theater, and finally, the Esquire Theater. The Esquire Theater is shown as operating and seating 750 in the 1945-1951 Film Daily Yearbooks, and was one of two East Saint Louis movie houses owned by Senator Lou Menges, the other being the Roxy Theater (originally called the Columbia Theater).

Today, there is a retail store at this address.

Contributed by Bryan & Ken

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 31, 2005 at 9:35 pm

Listed as the Esquire Theatre in Film Daily Yearbooks from at least 1941.

tamrich
tamrich on April 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

What happened to the Waverly Theatre in East St. Louis
during the 1940’s?

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