Washington Theater

425 Hampshire Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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CarltonSmith on September 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

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 7:35 am

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 on March 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Wow the marquee sure looks a lot better now.

Scott on February 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

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 on April 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Too bad this venue is still deteriorating…here it is in summer 1995:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 1, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Here is an undated photo (possibly from the late 1990s). The marquee was a different color.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm

This is a photo of the Washington Theater.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 2, 2007 at 12:59 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2007 at 9:23 pm

I haven’t found a Wurlitzer listed for the Washington Theater but I did find a Barton theater organ size 3/7 that was installed in 1924. Maybe the Wurlitzer replaced the Barton.

chrisoverly on July 20, 2006 at 1:43 am

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

chrisoverly on July 20, 2006 at 1:21 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.