American Theatre

513 5th Street,
Moline, IL 61265

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A conversion of a retail building, the American Theatre was opened on April 19, 1911 with “The Fall of Troy”. It seated 400 and closed in 1932. It went back into retail use. The site is now a vacant lot.

Contributed by Chris1982

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

The American Theatre appears to have launched on April 19, 1911 with silent films shown in a converted retail building. The theatre appears to discontinue showing films in 1932 with sporadic events in 1933 before being converted back to retail purposes.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 21, 2019 at 9:23 am

April 19th, 1911 ad uploaded.

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