Royal Theatre

214 S. Sixth Street,
Springfield, IL 62701

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Bruce C.
Bruce C. on March 23, 2012 at 6:10 am

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).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 3, 2009 at 12:28 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.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on November 2, 2009 at 1:01 am

Was this the first Kerasotes theatre?