200 S. Main Street,
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The Ideal Theatre was opened on January 1, 1915. It was closed on January 15, 1930. It reopened August 16, 1930 as the Lemont Theatre, screening “Caught Short” starring Marie Dressler. It originally had 350 seats. It was closed in 1937.
On January 1, 1938 it reopened as the Arthur Theatre screening “Four Daughters” starring Claude Rains. It was closed on December 12, 1952. It was taken over by the Chamber of Commerce and reopened on January 8, 1954 with Tony Curtis in “Houdini”. It finally closed on June 6, 1954 with Dean Marti & Jerry Lewis in “Money From Home”. The building was taken over by the local newspaper. It was demolished in the early-1980’s
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