Apollo Theater

455 S. Main Street,
Princeton, IL 61356

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Giles on April 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

^ and it has digital projection AND 7.1 – nice. Had stopped in town to go to my favourite cafe ‘Four and Twenty’ last week on my way to and from Iowa. (sadly did not have the time to check out a film at the theater).

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 18, 2006 at 7:59 am

The Apollo, as the Apollo Hall, is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide under Princeton, Illinois. The seating capacity was given as 1,000. C.G. Cushing was Mgr. The proscenium opening was 25 feet wide x 18 feet high, and the stage was 30 feet deep. Ticket prices ranged from 25 cents to 50 cents. The theatre was on the ground floor and had gas illumination. Local hotels were the American House and the Powell House, and there were 3 weekly local newspapers, the Republican, the Tribune and the Record. Local railroad was the CB&Q. The population was 5,000.