Palette, Masque & Lyre Theatre

877 Main Street,
Antioch, IL 60002

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Palette, Masque & Lyre Theatre

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This small theater opened around 1914 as the Crystal, seating around 300. It contained a small stage area and a balcony.

In 1946, the theater’s name was changed to the Lakes, and operated another eight years before closing as a movie house.

Beginning in 1963, the Palette, Masque and Lyre theatre company began renting the vacant Lakes and has called it home ever since.

In 1982, the group purchased the theater outright, and in 2002, after a $1.5 million gift, the theater, known as the PM & L Theatre, underwent a renovation that enlarged seating, created larger lobby areas, a larger stage area and updated plumbing and electricity.

The PM & L’s season generally consists of six different productions, ranging from musicals to drama.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2007 at 4:50 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ was installed in the Crystal Theater in 1923. Note: Built by Wicks.

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