Washington Theater

425 Hampshire Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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CarltonSmith
CarltonSmith on September 5, 2013 at 1:01 am

The information above on the organ in the Washington Theatre is incorrect! The Washington had a 3/7 Barton organ (1924). The Orpheum Theatre in Quincy had the Wurlitzer, a style B (1924).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Here is a link to photographer Edmund J. Kowalski’s photos of the Washington Theatre taken June 25, 2005, before the house was restored.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Wow the marquee sure looks a lot better now.

Scott
Scott on February 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Apparently the Washington Theatre received a newly renovated marquee on Sept. 11, 2009. The theatre also received new entrance doors and entrance tile. They look excellent. For more information on this and the planned renovation, see the theatre’s web site, which is listed in the description above.

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Too bad this venue is still deteriorating…here it is in summer 1995:
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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 2, 2007 at 5:59 am

I passed by here today. From the outside, it appears to be in very bas shape. The outer skin is all that remains of the marquee. Walk underneath it and you can see the sky above you. It has murals of its former glory painted on the doors—similar to what has been done on several buildings in Gary, IN. The same has been done for the upper windows of the building next door.

chrisoverly
chrisoverly on July 20, 2006 at 6:43 am

The offical website for the theatre is http://www.washingtoncentral.org

chrisoverly
chrisoverly on July 20, 2006 at 6:21 am

Actually the outside of the building is of the Mediterranean Revival Style. They are currently trying to raise money to restore/update it, and are around 1/30th of the way to their goal. Also the Adams Theatre which they speak of is now used for a religious group.