Pekin Theatre

21-29 S. Capitol Street,
Pekin, IL 61554

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Bud Taubert
Bud Taubert on October 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Three members of the Pekin Civic Center Authority inspect vacant theater.

Bud Taubert
Bud Taubert on October 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Program from dedication and interior view.

atmos on May 1, 2015 at 8:01 am

Theatre opened 27 Nov 1928.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

The Pekin Theatre probably opened in late 1928. A brief announcement that the house had opened appeared in the January 6, 1929, issue of Film Daily.

PLYMOUTH on July 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Check out this link for a couple pics.

heyclerok on November 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm

From the book Silent Screens, I thought this was a neat anecdote about the demolition of the Pekin Theater:

[i]“They called me up and said they had found something, a wallet at the Pekin Theater,” Robert D. king, age 56, of 7 Florentine Court, said. “I said, ‘Yeah, it’s mine. I lost it in 1959 or 1960.’”

from a report in the Pekin Daily Times (December 30, 1986) on the salvage operations at the Pekin Theater, where coins, wallets, and a class ring were found in the concrete ducts running beneath the main floor.[/i]

kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 10:38 am

Here is a 1986 photo by Michael Putnam: