Avalon Theatre

716 11th Street,
Lawrenceville, IL 62439

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The Avalon Theatre opened in 1926 and closed in 1963. The theatre was located next to the State Theatre. In the early 1940’s it is listed as being operated by the Frisina Amusement Co. It is now an insurance office.

Contributed by Chuck Van bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm

This weblog post from the Lawrence County Historical Society is titled Hurley Gould – Moving Picture Theatre Owner. Mrs. Gould owned a number of theaters in and around Lawrence, including the Avalon. There are two photos of the Avalon near the end of the post. The first must be from 1941, the year The Lady Eve was released. Judging from the parked cars, the second is from the 1920s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

The May 21, 1936, issue of The Film Daily said that the Avalon Theatre in Lawrenceville, Illinois, had been transfered to D. Frisina by Mrs. Hurley Gould.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Google’s camera car didn’t travel along 11th Street. The Avalon Theatre is the middle building of the five facing 11th (the lowest one.) The State Theatre was in the first.

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