Le Claire Theatre

1819 5th Avenue,
Moline, IL 61265

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Leclaire Theater

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The Le Claire was another large downtown house. It was opened by A.H. Banks Theatres in the 20’s with seating for 1621. It remained in the Publix Chain until the mid 40’s when it switched ownership. The theatre closed in the early 50’s and has since been demolished.

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lincman
lincman on September 2, 2007 at 7:27 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
kencmcintyre on November 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Here is an early 1930s ad for a Cary Grant film:
http://tinyurl.com/ylk88l5

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