Times Theatre

36 S. Genesee Street,
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Previous Names: Valencia Theatre, Teatro Azteca

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Times Theatre

Another downtown Waukegan movie house, down the block from the Genesee Theatre. The Times Theatre was formerly the Valencia Ballroom, which was converted into the Valencia Theatre in 1935. By 1943, it had been renamed Times Theatre. It went from first-run to adult films in the 1970’s before closing.

It was used as a “haunted house” for Halloween during the 1980’s, and later as a church for a short time.

It was demolished in the early-1990’s and the site remains vacant today.

Contributed by Keith Smith, Bryan Krefft, James Young

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

richardportalatin on February 9, 2004 at 11:17 am

The building was torn down in the early 90’s now just a vacant lot.

hanumaven on July 8, 2006 at 4:45 pm

Does anyone know who owned this theater or where I might be able to get a picture of the Times? My father and his brother used to go there every Saturday in the 1940s.

ronnie21 on December 15, 2014 at 6:14 am

its amazing how alot of theaters that show X rated movies, turn into churches..

DavidZornig on August 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Circa 1938 photo added courtesy of Daniel Patch‎.

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