Mattoon Theater

1421 Broadway,
Mattoon, IL 61938

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rivest266
rivest266 on January 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

This reopened as Cinema 1 2 3 on June 13th, 1980. Its grand opening ad also in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 8, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Reopened as Twin Cinema 1 2 on May 12th, 1978. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

This opened on October 31st, 1921 as Mattoon. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Two different houses called the Mattoon Theatre are conflated in the current description for this theater. The 1920s section of a time line of Mattoon History has this item: “1921 – George Kizer builds Mattoon Theater for motion pictures at 1421 Broadway.”

The 1910s section of the same time line says that the original Mattoon Theatre, which was at 20th and Prairie, was destroyed by a fire in 1916. That house at 2000 Prairie was the one built in 1896 and designed by Charles Mitchell.

MoonDogGuy
MoonDogGuy on May 25, 2009 at 10:27 pm

While in high school during the mid-1970s, I worked at the Mattoon Theatre, Times Theatre, and Skyway Drive-In in Mattoon when they were all owned and operated by Frisina. Really liked working at all three.