Lincoln Grand 8

225 S. Kickapoo Street,
Lincoln, IL 62656

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Lincoln Grand 8

The Lincoln Theatre was built in 1922 by Steve Bennis, who later founded the Bennis chain of theaters which included the Lincoln Theatre, the Vogue Theatre, the Grand Theatre and the Auto-Vue Drive-In. The Lincoln Theatre opened in early-1923 with the Lon Chaney film “John Quincy Adams Sawyer”. The Lincoln Theatre featured an organ and live stage shows well into the 1930’s.

The Lincoln Theatre was twinned in 1985, and about a decade later, turned into a quad. The theater is currently a first-run house, and part of the GKC Theatres chain. By 2016 another four screens had been added.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

CSWalczak on December 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm

A local operator expects to purchase this theater from Carmike; it will be renamed the Lincoln Theater 4: View link

roburtone on May 30, 2011 at 6:02 am

I love the exterior of this theater! Here are some recent views.

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stormdog on January 26, 2014 at 9:36 am

I took a number of photos of the Lincoln in July of 2012 that I’m just getting to posting. Here’s a link to one of them; more are nearby in my Flickr photostream.

Trolleyguy on May 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Now called the Lincoln Grand 8. Looks like they added 4 more screens. Website:

Giles on February 9, 2018 at 6:13 pm

what are the details about the theater’s projector’s and audio systems? I gather at least one theater can playback 4K content as last Fall they premiered these two new 4K DCP’s

• The animated features PRINCE OF EGYPT and A GOOFY MOVIE with special Q&As with the film’s directors. Both projected for the first time in the updated 4K Digital Cinema Package.

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