Hayton Theatre

Division Street,
Carterville, IL 62918

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The Hayton Theatre opened in 1932 and closed in 1964. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 29, 2007 at 4:54 pm

This a coffeehouse on Division Street that is up for sale. It looks a little narrow for a theater. I don’t have any confirmation that this is in fact the former theater building:
http://tinyurl.com/2gdk4e

melders
melders on December 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Actually I belive the Hayton is down the street a bit from the coffe house. I live here in Carterville and have always been told that the Hayton was in the building now occupied by an heating and air conditioning company. My father, who was born about the time the Hayton closed can remember going in the building as a kid, and even though it was used for other things, he said the screen was still there. I have no idea if the screen is still there today, but I doubt it is.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Charlie’s Air Conditioning and Heating is at 130 S. Division Street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 1:11 pm

We don’t know. Melders believes the Hayton may have been in the HVAC building, but no confirmation on that.

melders
melders on December 1, 2007 at 1:14 pm

I am pretty sure that that Charlie’s Heating and Air is in the old auditorium. The lobby apparently doesn’t exist anymore. If you look at the building though, it is clearly an older structure and resembles the auditoriums of other theaters that I have seen.

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