Grand Theater

313 W. Broadway Street,
Lincoln, IL 62656

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GRAND (BROADWAY) Theatre; Lincoln, Illinois.

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Opened on 27th November 1895 as the Broadway Theater. It was designed in a European opera house style with eight boxes, a balcony and orchestra pit with a large stage that was put to good use in the early years.

The Broadway closed in 1911 unable to compete with newer theaters and it remained closed until 1916 when it re-opened as the Majestic Theatre staging vaudville and later some movie use.

By 1920 it had been re-named Grand Theatre again vaudeville and stage plays first dominated the programming, but movies finally took over. Closed in 1952 it was sometimes used as a school hall.

On the night of 14th February 1960 it was destroyed in a blaze, thought to have been started by a kerosene flare being thrown into the then empty building.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe
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