Wabash Theatre

165 E. North Street,
Grayville, IL 62844

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Wabash Theatre

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The Wabash was built in 1948, and opened in 1949, replacing the Premier Theatre, which had been destroyed in a blaze the previous year. The Wabash continued to operate through the 60s, but closed due to declining attendance.

It was acquired by the Grayville Community Arts Association (GCAA) in 1975, which was founded the previous year. The Wabash has been renovated since, and the theater continues to be restored to its 1940s appearance.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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JamesGrebe
JamesGrebe on June 10, 2005 at 12:39 am

The Wabash has a neat old style ticket booth inside the lobby as well as the old time popcorn machine. It seat 480 people.
James Grebe

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 17, 2006 at 2:23 pm

Here is an article about the Premier fire. It can be added if anyone has the time:
http://www.ourgrayville.com/Premier.htm

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