516 N. Main Street,
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Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
The Elmo Theater opened in 1941 on Saint Elmo’s Main Street, to replace an earlier theater of the same name on the site which was destroyed by a fire in 1940.
It features a brick, fairly plain facade, but its signage is its real highlight. The triangular marquee, now missing its glass, exposing where the neon tubing once was, featured a large “E” on its front. The vertical sign was L-shaped, reaching up from the top of the marquee towards the facade, with the theater’s name at one time illuminated by neon lights.
The Elmo has been closed as a movie house since 1979. In 2006, the St. Elmo Historical Society began working on the renovation and restoration of the theater.
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