215 N. Clark Street,
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Forest Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Central States Theatres Corp
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Feb 4, 2013 — Help save Forest City movie theater
- Nov 23, 2011 — Forest City's movie theater to close soon unless buyer found
The Forest Theatre opened in the late-1910’s with seating listed at 455. From the early-1940’s it was operated Central States Theatres. It was destroyed by fire on January 10, 1950.
It was rebuilt and reopened by Central States Theatres, reopening in August 1950 with 559-seats. It was still open in 1955, but had closed by 1956. It has since reopened and is non-profit independently operated.
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