Quincy Theater

521 Hampshire Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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robboehm
robboehm on March 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

Uploaded two pictures of the Quincy from the Quincy Public Library collection. In the 1916 photo actress Mae Miller is shown.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2016 at 2:29 am

The Quincy Theatre has been demolished. It was on part of the parking lot between the 7-story bank building at 529 N. Hampshire and the WGEM building at 513 Hampshire. The Illinois Digital Archives has two later photos of the house, both apparently taken after it closed, as the poster cases are empty and the building looks Rather decayed.

First photo.

Second photo.

There is also this photo dated 1915, when the house had a more ornate front.

jeanpanyard
jeanpanyard on July 3, 2006 at 5:20 pm

I believe this may be our family’s theater. My mother says this because there were other theaters on this street and but theirs was known as the Quincy Theater. If this is the correct one, it was her grandfather’s theater. It was started by John O'Neill. John O'Neill had once owned a string of slot machines that he and my grandfather would service in a horse and buggy. The theater was later run by his son William or Bill O'Neill. However, my mother was in Quincy and the theater was torn down and became a parking lot.

If someone knows to the contrary please let us know. It was not built as part of a chain. Please feel free to contact me with more information or pictures if you have them. Sincerely, Jean-Marie Panyard