Sterling Theater

402 Locust Street,
Sterling, IL 61081

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Trolleyguy on May 20, 2016 at 7:36 am


Andy69 on May 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

From, April 19th, 2013:

“STERLING – It’s official: The Sterling Theater will open July 3, its new operator said.

Skip Huston, who owns The Theater Management Group, said Thursday that he plans to open the brew and view – which means wine and beer with your movie, if you like – with “a brand new, exclusive film. A big, big movie for the summer.”

Huston had hoped to open in May, as it says on the theater marquee, but much work has yet to be done."

JackCoursey on January 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Photo from December, 2010 of the former Sterling Theatre. Looks to be intact with what appears to be a For Lease sign in its window.

bloosoda on December 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm

I understand this theatre has been successfully operated as a discount house but was closed in 2008 due to some management matters as well as some air conditioning problems. Those have been worked on and the owners plan to reopen the Sterling in early 2009. In the meantime, they are still offering the theatre FOR SALE. Contact Mark at 217-549-3000

bloosoda on December 19, 2008 at 10:15 am

Yes, this stylish venue IS for sale! Check out:

I will post a contact number for the owners, shortly!

ms2728 on May 6, 2008 at 7:16 am

Is this theater for sale?

tmesser on April 11, 2007 at 12:30 pm

This theater is now operated by 21st Century Cinemas, the same company operating the nearby Plaza 4 in Dixon. The site layout looks very similar to the Sensible Cinemas site, which makes me think the companies may be related. The site linked above is now gone.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 6, 2004 at 12:58 pm

It is now known as the Sterling Cinemas and operated as a discount theatre by the Sensible Cinemas chain with a website

sdoerr on February 6, 2004 at 12:12 pm

Is it still part of Classic Cinemas? I dont see it anywhere on their website