Times Theatre

231 E. State Street,
Jacksonville, IL 62650

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Bruce C.
Bruce C. on October 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Krush Nutrition is now in the lobby of the theater. The marquee has been changed to “Time” instead of “Times”. Not sure why the “s” was removed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

CinemaTour says that the Times Theatre was designed by local architect Raymond G. Johnson.

The May 15, 1953, issue of the Jacksonville Daily Journal reported that Fox Midwest has sold the Times and several other theaters in the region to a local company called El Fran Theatres. Houses in Centralia, Mt. Vernon, Benton, West Frankfort and Marion were part of the deal.

By 1964, the Times was being operated by the Frisina Amusement Company, who still controlled the house at least as late as 1976.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on August 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

This theater is closed.

csettles on January 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

The Times Theater is now FOR SALE. Contact Colleen Settles at Grojean Real Estate 217-491-3388 or email
Lots of possibilities!

TLSLOEWS on August 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Good photos of Times Theatre.

SonoNothing on April 30, 2006 at 1:11 am

Yes, the Times still sports its neon canopy and the old ticket booth still sits in the entry way, though I don’t believe it’s been used in years. I have heard stories of a beautiful red dragon mural that has been hidden behind paneling in the lobby. I’ll get some pics on-line ASAP.