Saluki Twin

720 E. Grand Avenue,
Carbondale, IL 62901

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Saluki Twin

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The former Saluki Twin on East Grand Avenue at Lewis Lane has been home to the Copper Dragon pub (which features live entertainment) since 1995. Any additional information on the Saluki would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2006 at 3:49 pm

This is an article about the Pinch Penny Pub expanding into the former Saluki Theater. The date isn’t included in the article but the article is from 9/20/95.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 12, 2006 at 12:35 am

Still operating in 1986:

January 25, 1986….

“In local theaters were: "The Color Purple” and “White Nights” were playing at the Saluki Theater on East Grand Avenue; “Black Moon Rising,” “Out of Africa,” and “Runaway Train” was playing at the Varsity Theater downtown; “Rocky IV,” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2” was playing in the Fox Eastgate Theater, located on 712 E. Walnut Street; and “Rambo: First Blood Part II” was playing in the Student Center Auditorium".

HDTVdesignteam
HDTVdesignteam on July 12, 2006 at 9:46 pm

I don’t remember the Saluki Twin much, but I do remember the Pinch Penny. Great place, I hope they are doing well. SIU ALUM

bodkin6071
bodkin6071 on May 4, 2009 at 2:07 am

Picture from February 1982:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thanks Chris for a nice looking picture on a forgotten twin.

siunoise
siunoise on September 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Great photos, only problem is that is the old IGA store. That is def not the twin theater

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on September 24, 2011 at 11:41 pm

After looking at older photos I had my doubts about the building. I believe the remaining picture would be what would have been the marquee but if that’s wrong I’ll remove it as well.

Johnny23
Johnny23 on September 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

the theater was open at least as late as 1994, as i saw tim burton’s “ed wood” there. by that time, it was a discount theater, playing movies that had already been in release for several months, so the end couldn’t have been much later than that.

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