Colonial Theatre

117 N. 6th Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 27, 2016 at 3:38 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.

robboehm on March 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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

robboehm on March 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2016 at 3:42 am

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