Woodstock Theatre

209 Main Street,
Woodstock, IL 60098

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Woodstock Theatre, Woodstock, IL

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The Miller Theatre was built in 1927 on the site of the Princess Theatre and had a seating capacity of 1,000. It opened with a mixed movies/vaudeville policy and was equipped with a Barton style-23 theatre organ which had 6Ranks.

It was re-named Woodstock Theatre in 1976 and was twinned in 1979. Classic Cinemas then acquired the Woodstock Theatre in 1988. In late-1991 a new marquee was created to resemble a historic marquee.

The theater has undergone various renovations which have returned it to much of its original charm. In May 2002, two additional screens were added in the building next door, which had previously been the long closed, 1912 built, Beverley Theatre. In August 2012 three buildings on Main Street were demolished, and the following month work began so that in 2013 the Woodstock Theatre will have eight auditoriums including restoration of the historic auditorium complete with its domed ceiling.

One of the highlights of the theatre’s history was the filming of “Groundhog Day”. Each year the theatre helps the City of Woodstock celebrate ‘Groundhog Day’ with free screenings of the movie.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2007 at 6:42 pm

A Barton theater organ size 2/6 was installed in the Miller Theater in 1927. Note: Style 23.

philbertgray
philbertgray on September 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm

The Woodstock Theatre can be seen in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray. The theatre name was changed to The Alpine for the film.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 14, 2008 at 12:43 pm

A September 2008 photo can be seen here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Nice shot jwballer.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Pictured in this two-page 1929 trade article: archive

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 9, 2012 at 7:31 am

The original domed ceiling of the auditorium was quite extraordinary. I wonder if it has survived?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on November 12, 2013 at 7:40 am

Here’s an update on rejuvenation plans: Chicagotribune

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