Normal Theater

209 W. North Street,
Normal, IL 61761

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TommyK on August 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I took my wife on our first date over 30 years ago to The Normal. Coal Miner’s Daughter was the name of the movie. Afterwards, we stopped at Sandy’s Drive-In. on N. Main. That and I still had money left after puting gas in my car. I started out the night with 20 bucks!. If memory serves me, and sometimes it don’t, the movie was a dollar. The Normal’s greatest asset is location, location, location. Barely two blocks walk from ISU dorms.

Trolleyguy on October 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

A shot of this theater with the marquee and blade sign lit appears in a new Mitsubishi Automobile commercial.

kpdennis on January 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

How things continue to change…while the theater looks the same in those recent shots vs mine from 1995, the neighborhood around it has grown. In the 1995 shot, you can see a small older building next to the theater; the more recent shots, that structure is gone and something much bigger has replaced it.
1995: View link

kpdennis on April 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

Chuck, doesn’t look like the Normal, but the Castle in the posted link…

TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm

What a great name.What is normal.

jwballer on January 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Theatre appears on the 150 places to visit if you are in illinois at # 94

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on November 17, 2009 at 5:49 am

Here’s another one of my recent pictures of the Normal Theatre:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2009 at 11:55 am

Here is a nice recent photo of the Normal at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

The year given for this photo is 2001.

kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Wow, that night shot with Planet Of The Apes is spectacular! Much more functional is this view from 1995:
View link

Patsy on February 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

Very nice photo. I have friends who live in Normal so I’m sure they can attest to this theatre’s presence in that city.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2008 at 2:57 pm

An August 2008 photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Thats what you call “up close and personal”. :)

Patsy on September 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Impressive night photo!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2008 at 11:41 am

This is the Normal Theater at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2008 at 6:45 am

Here is a June 2008 photo.

Patsy on May 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Great minds run together! LOL!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 4, 2008 at 7:44 pm

LOL Right after I posted the above comment I received your email telling me it was the Arcada Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

If the theater in St. Charles is an open theater, its probably the Arcada Theater.

Patsy on May 4, 2008 at 7:36 pm

BTW, there is an old downtown theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. Can’t recall the name, but it is a CT listed theatre.

Patsy on May 4, 2008 at 7:35 pm

I don’t plan to be in Normal again as the reason I was there with my husband doesn’t apply anymore. The reason moved to St. Charles.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 4, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Luckily this theater is still open Patsy. If you are ever in the area you can catch a movie here and take some photos.