Royal Theatre

214 S. Sixth Street,
Springfield, IL 62701

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Royal Theatre, Springfield, IL (The Blue Door)

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This early Springfield theater opened in 1909, and closed in 1920. It stood near the corner of Sixth and Monroe Streets.

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Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on November 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

Was this the first Kerasotes theatre?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 3, 2009 at 8:28 am

The August 3, 1957, issue of Boxoffice refers to “…Gus Kerasotes, pioneer exhibitor who opened one of the nation’s first movie theatres, the Royal at Springfield, in 1909.”

And the photo linked above does show that the building is indeed still standing.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on March 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I just posted a photo that I took in May 2010. At that time, the building housed The Blue Door (homemade goods by local artists).

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