127 S. Grove Avenue,
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Elgin’s first silent movie house, the Grove, opened in 1920. It remained in operation until 1976, when competition from new mall multiplexes nearby, as well as a general decline in Elgin’s downtown, led to the Grove’s being shuttered. A similar fate met the Crocker, not far from the Grove, a few years later, after that movie house spent its final years screening Spanish-language features.
After sitting vacant for almost two decades, the former theater was converted into a Prairie Rock Brewing Company restaurant and microbrewery in 1995, which operated until around 2003. The building then stood empty and was demolished in 2011.
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