Globe Theater

105 N. Third Street,
Greenville, IL 62246

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Globe Theater

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The Bond Theater opened in 1939 in what was formerly the Oddfellows Hall (itself replacing a turn-of-the-20th-century retail store in the same building). It was originally part of the Frisina Amusements chain. The Bond featured a large vertical sign and a triangular marquee, both illuminated by neon lighting.

By the late 70s, the theater was in need of remodeling, especially the tall vertical sign, which was in danger of collapsing. However, instead of remodeling the theater, Frisina opted to shutter it.

An antique mall operated in its lobby for some time before it was completely rebuilt and reopened as a triplex showing first-run movies.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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plasticfootball
plasticfootball on March 13, 2008 at 11:41 am

A little clarification regarding the theater-to-antique-mall-to-theater conversion:

The antique mall actually took up the entire first floor—lobby, auditorium, and all. The Globe project was a very invasive gut rehab, and ironically the interior looked more like a golden-age movie theater when it was an antique mall than it does now! The Globe is a completely modern triplex, complete with a new elevator and a coffee shop upstairs. The Globe may well have only a third of the seating total in its three smallish rooms as the Bond did as a single-screener, but it’s like comparing apples and oranges.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

Love to have caught a 007 movie there.

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