Lory Theater

810 Main Street,
Highland, IL 62249

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Khnemu on June 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm

AMC operated the Lory from 2010-2011, should be listed under “previously operated by”. Also current seating should be 326 per the theater’s website. Kerasotes acquired the Lory in 1947 after leasing it from the Lory family since 1939.

sconn on October 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

My ex worked there; heard all the little stories of intrigue among the staff. Big deal when it was saved in 2012 (saw Oz the Great and Powerful there for a special family screening. Good times).

apassmore on April 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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

bkuhl on December 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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

kschneiderstl on September 26, 2012 at 1:57 am

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

JAlex on August 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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

bodkin6071 on April 10, 2011 at 5:15 am

Site with some shots of the upstairs/downstairs projection booths:
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dschmeink on March 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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

JAlex on June 13, 2010 at 12:09 am

AMC took over operation from Kerasotes in June 2010.

kencmcintyre on March 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Here is a photo from a 1956 high school yearbook:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 18, 2009 at 12:43 am

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.