Le Claire Theatre

1819 5th Avenue,
Moline, IL 61265

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Leclaire Theater

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The Le Claire Theatre was another large downtown house. It was opened by A.H. Banks Theatres on February 24, 1923 with seating for 1,621. It remained in the Publix Chain until the mid-1940’s when it switched ownership. The theatre closed in the early-1950’s and has since been demolished.

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lincman on September 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

the Leclaire theater was next door to the Leclaire Hotel(Now a senior residential housing)..and the Illini Theater was further down 5th ave. and later became a Drug Store…when Downtown Moline was busy before everything went to outlying Malls..I used to go to them when I was a Kid in 1940s-50s…..also used to be a Small Theater called the Paradise which lasted until the 1970s…owned by the Brotman Brothers who owned a few other small Theaters in the Quad Cities…

kencmcintyre on November 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Here is an early 1930s ad for a Cary Grant film:

dallasmovietheaters on August 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

The theatre launched February 24, 1923 with the film, “Jazzmania.” A $22,000Hope Jones organ was there at the opening.

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