Granada Theatre

104 N. 9th Street,
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

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Granada Theatre

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The Granada Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers in 1937.

The Granada Theatre has been renovated for use as a community center.

Contributed by Michael Raney

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RaneyOnline on May 20, 2007 at 11:49 pm

I wish I was still in the area so I could volunteer to help restore the Granada Theater. I am so proud of the work that has been do so far. I wish you all the best of luck in re-opening the theater and finding events that will make the Granada the social hub of downtown Mt.Vernon, Illinois.

RaneyOnline on July 4, 2007 at 8:55 am

Join the Granada Theater group on Yahoo! to read current events or to post questions, comments, stories, or pictures concerning the granada Theater in downtown Mt.Vernon, Illinois.

Broan on August 5, 2007 at 11:18 pm

There did not appear to be a lot of work going on presently at the theater, but there was a scissors lift in the lobby and a front end loader in back, so perhaps something is going on. This looked like by far the coolest of the three theaters along this street, and seems to retain an abnormal amount of decor, at least in the lobby. The chandeliers are particularly fantastic. I hope this project pulls through, it looks like a very worthy theater!
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astromonkey on October 11, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I used to work at this theater when I was a kid … closed the doors on its last day as a movie house. Good to see that there are people working to fix it up as it has lots of potential to be a beautiful landmark for the area.

Does anyone have any contact info for the people who are working to fix it up?

kingcityeditor on October 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Astromonkey, David Lister can be reached at He’s the guy in the know. The group also has a list serve: If you want to be added to the list serve, you can e-mail with that request.

stormdog on January 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I just shot some photos of the Granada Theater on my trip through Southern Illinois this Summer. Here’s a link to them on my Flickr page.

rwbrown72 on June 4, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Hello everyone…. I just thought I would give you a quick update on the Granada Theatre in Mt. Vernon. As of May 1st, 2017 I purchased the theatre with the intention of updating the interior, exterior and expanding it’s uses to include live performances and event rentals (wedding receptions etc…). You can find out more at our website There are links to social media as well as a signup form for our mailing list. Thanks for the photos! They are really cool and I hope you can all come visit someday!

Russell Brown

P.S. I found tons of historical images and made several facebook albums with them. You can find them here:

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