Arthur Theatre

200 S. Main Street,
Lemont, IL 60439

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Chicago Tribune Listing for Ideal Theater - March 5 1922

The Ideal Theatre was opened by 1920. It was renamed Lemont Theatre in 1932. It originally had 350 seats. In 1943 it was renamed the Arthur Theatre. The theatre was closed in December 1953. It was demolished in the early-1980’s

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm

From the Nov. 12, 1949 issue of BoxOffice:

LEMONT, ILL. – Installation of a new marquee and neon sign has completed major improvements at the Arthur Theatre operated by William Lindenau here. During the last 18 months the theatre has been redecorated, and a new air conditioning system has been installed. In addition to new seating, other improvements include new projection and sound equipment.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm

According to the book Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois, 1883-1960 by Konrad Schiecke, the Arthur was at 200 South Main St. The book said it opened before 1920 as the Ideal Theatre, showing silent movies. It was renamed the Lemont in 1932. After Arthur Lindanao acquired the place in 1943, he changed the name to Arthur. It was demolished in the early 1980s.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 24, 2019 at 3:34 am

“LEMONT, ILL. – After being closed since December 1953 (sic), the Arthur Theatre has been reopened under the auspices of the Lemont Chamber of Commerce which hopes to promote community growth with a theatre of its own. The Arthur will seat 310 persons.” —BoxOffice, Nov. 21, 1953

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