Colonial Theatre

117 N. 6th Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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Colonial Theatre

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The Nickellette Theatre opened in 1909. It was renamed the Colonial Theatre three years later and remained in operation until 1940. The building most recently housed a clothing store.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2016 at 1:42 am

The Nickelette (correct spelling) Theater was in operation by 1909, when this advertisement ran in the May 29 issue of a local newspaper.

robboehm on March 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The name was changed to Colonial in 1910 when it was purchased by Colonial Theaters of Joliet, Il.

robboehm on March 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

Joe, why would you say Nickelette is the correct spelling when the add says Nickellette?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

I didn’t even notice the extra L in Nickellette. Nickelette was standard just about everywhere the name was used, and it was pretty popular name for nickelodeons. But our page used to say Nicolette, which I believe is a street in Minneapolis.

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