Adams Cinema

602 Hampshire Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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crossstitcher on July 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I saw Franco Zeffireli’s Romeo and Juliet at the Belasco when it came out. I remember standing in a line that went around the corner, and that there were actual ushers. I was twelve at the time. Later, when it was the Adams Cinema and I was in college, I drove my little brother there to see Star Wars—it was my third out of four times to see it that summer! I grew up an hour away so I couldn’t go very often. The theater was lovely when it was the Belasco. I am sorry that it is no longer a theater. So many have closed, and we now go to soulless multiplexes. I have very fond memories of this theater.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

I remember seeing “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” here. I was at Quincy College (now University) at the time. I believe that’s the only movie I’ve ever seen here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm


TLSLOEWS on May 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Acording to the news video the new sports bar will open Sept.1st.At least they are not tearing it down.

CSWalczak on May 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Plans are afoot to convert this former theater to a sports bar and restaurant: View link

sabbath999 on December 19, 2003 at 7:53 am

I have seen many movies in the Adams theater. It spent the last few years of it’s life as a dollar theater, but was in good condition when it was closed (dispite a rather unfortunate choice of paint in the older section. The theater’s older section contained all of the original furnishings when closed. I saw Star Wars in 1977 at the Adams. I miss the old place. The newer section was in the ugly modern style, but the older section featured box seats located on a second floor. The theater was/is very ornate.