Town Theatre

212 Washington Street,
Prophetstown, IL 61277

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This theater opened around 1930 as the Prophet and sat about 400. By the end of the 30s, the name had changed to the Town. The theater was destroyed by a fire during the 60s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 31, 2007 at 5:59 pm

In 1963, the Marchesi brothers owned the Town. August Marchesi was president and film buyer. Other Marchesi theaters in Illinois were the Amboy in Amboy and the Times in Savanna.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Here is an item in Boxoffice magazine, April 1950. Maybe Tower is an aka?

Prophettstown, Ill.-The Tower here has been reopened after redecorations and renovation by the Marchesi brothers, owners. The house, built in the late 1930s, now boasts two huge modern floral patterns painted in fluorescent lacquer on the theater walls. Interior decorations were designed by Alex Claesson of Chicago, professional theater interior decorator.

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