Granada Theater

117 South Monroe Street,
Streator, IL 61364

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DAWN (GRANADA) Theatre; Streator, Illinois.

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The Granada Theater opened in late-1935. The Granada Theater was destroyed by fire in April of 1963.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

The building in that photo does not look like it would have been built in 1935. The style is characteristic of the 1910s-1920s. If the Granada is known to have opened in 1935, it must have operated under a different name earlier. It might even have been the Dawn Theatre, a recently-opened movie house mentioned in a book called “The Story of Streator” published in 1912, though it might also have been one of the two other theaters besides the Plumb Opera House and the Majestic that were then operating in the town.

More research needs to be done on the Granada. I’ve found nothing else about it on the Internet. I’ve found two magazine items mentioning proposed theaters in Streator, one in 1920 and one in 1922. One of those might have become the Granada, assuming either got built. I’ve also come across references to there having once been a theater called the Lyric in Streator, but they don’t say when it was in operation.

LarryYednock on August 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

You are showing the 100 block of North Monroe St. not South Monroe where the theater was located.

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