Lory Theater

810 Main Street,
Highland, IL 62249

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Lory Theater

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Opened in the early-1900’s as the Columbus Opera House, it was owned by Henry Lory.

It was re-named Lory Theater in 1938 and had 650 seats. It was twinned in the 1980’s and in recent years has has new seats installed, which has reduced the seating capacity.

The Lory Theater was closed on July 28, 2011. It was reopened on December 26, 2012.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Apparently in a 2007 repaint of the marquee, the painter mispelt ‘Theater’, and it has never been corrected. The theatre is officially known as the Lory Theatre.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Here is a photo from a 1956 high school yearbook:
http://tinyurl.com/yzorvka

JAlex
JAlex on June 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm

AMC took over operation from Kerasotes in June 2010.

dschmeink
dschmeink on March 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Nice to see an old-style, small town theatre like this making it!!

bodkin6071
bodkin6071 on April 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Site with some shots of the upstairs/downstairs projection booths:
View link

JAlex
JAlex on August 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

AMC’s last night of operation was July 28, 2011.

kschneiderstl
kschneiderstl on September 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Undergoing renovations. News and photos on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=443195855721534&set=a.443195252388261.92485.333573660017088&type=1&theater

bkuhl
bkuhl on December 30, 2012 at 6:46 am

Re-opened December 26, 2012. Can’t wait to go!

apassmore
apassmore on April 14, 2013 at 6:51 am

The new owners of this new place have worked so hard to make this a great theater! They are desperately needing a digital projector for the 2nd floor or they may not make it through the summer! It would be tragic to lose this historic cinema treasure! Check out what they’ve done and get info on their fundraiser at www.thelorytheater.com. A Facebook page to help save The Lory has been created also https://www.facebook.com/groups/154853571347953/?fref=ts

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