Clark Theater

120 S. Madison Street,
Pittsfield, IL 62363

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DavidZornig on June 29, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Additional history credit Lisa Ruble. (multiple images added)

K P Opera House was built in 1894 by H Clay Kibler. Architect was Henry Elliott who also designed the Pike County Illinois Courthouse. K P stands for Knights of Pythias. Grand Opening was Thursday January 10, 1895. Exterior was changed by 1914. This is the same building that was the Clark Theatre later. After Clark Armentrout, owner of Clark Theater, passed away in 1960 the building was sold and become The John Green Store then it was PN Hirsch. After that The Dollar General Store and presently The Reach Out and Two Rivers Regional Council.

Clark Armentrout owned the theatres in Pittsfield and Barry (Pike County Illinois) and in Louisiana and Shelbina Missouri. He also on Clark Drive-In at Summer Hill (Pike County Illinois) and the Zoe Theatre in Pittsfield.