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Majestic Theater

24 W. Stephenson Street,
Freeport, IL 61032

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Majestic Theatre, Freeport, IL

The Majestic Theater opened in 1908 with 300 seats. It was Freeport’s first true movie house (as opposed to a number of nickelodeons operating in the city around the first decade or two of the 20th Century). It was enlarged to 500+ seats in 1913.

The Majestic Theater closed in 1924.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm

An item about the renovation of the Majestic Theatre in Freeport appeared in the December 27, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“L. W. Guiteau, manager of the Majestic Theater, Freeport, Ill., has spent a large amount of money upon improvements to his house. The seating capacity has been increased to over 500, a new and bigger screen has been installed; upon which a picture 12 by 16 feet will be projected. A number of other improvements were made including new seats and wiring.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 30, 2018 at 7:20 pm

The 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory lists the Majestic M. P. Theatre, at 118 Stephenson St. I believe Freeport’s lots have since been renumbered.

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