Norside Theater

2600 State Street,
Alton, IL 62002

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The Norside Theater opened in 1937, the first movie house to open on, as the theater’s name suggests, the north side of Alton. Starting in 1954, the theater cut its operation down to only Friday through Monday. By the start of the next year, it closed altogether. In 1956, a grocery store took over the former theater, and in the late-1970’s, a dance club moved in. Currently, the building is used by a medical supply store.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Here is a November 1949 ad from the Alton Evening Telegraph:
http://tinyurl.com/bqshox

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 9, 2009 at 1:06 am

Here is a June 1950 ad from the same source:
http://tinyurl.com/n2jaln

ithardin
ithardin on September 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

Here is a real estate ad with a current (09/2010) picture of the building:

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