Hippodrome Theatre

101 W. Broadway,
Alton, IL

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The Hippodrome was opened in 1912, and built on the site of a mid-19th century legitimate house, the Lyric. The Hippodrome was closed in 1931, and two years later was demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2007 at 3:04 am

A Gratian theater organ size 2/28 was installed in the Hippodrome Theater in 1916. Note: Spencer Blower.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 12, 2008 at 4:07 am

In 1930 the Hippodrome Theater had 700 seats.

kencmcintyre on August 7, 2009 at 5:10 am

This was in the Alton Telegraph in July 2004:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Many news items about the Hippodrome and its predecessor, the Lyric, can be read on the Madison County Theater History web page. In addition, the page features a photo of the Lyric under construction in the 1850s.

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