Princess Theatre

84 E. Market Street,
Colchester, IL 62326

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Princess Theatre

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 28, 2007 at 9:41 am

Opened in the 1920’s it closed in 1952 and was demolished in 2002.

dallasmovietheaters on August 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Princess Theatre #2 in downtown Colchester opened where the original had burned down. The 500-seat theater was a marked upgrade from its 250-seat predecessor and was a theatre that would have been befitting of a town four times larger than Colchester. Launching in April of 1926 with a Wurlitzer pipe organ, the Princess operated seven days a week and thrived until the TV era.

The Princess hung on just long enough to celebrate its 25th anniversary closing in the TV era. Used unceremoniously as storage for decades with its attraction sign used to advertise Shelor Mobile Homes, the long dormant theater would finally be demolished.

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