Ritz Theatre

1460 E. William Street,
Decatur, IL 62521

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Crescent Theatre (?), Decatur, IL

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The Crescent Theatre opened in July 1913, located on East William Street between North East Avenue and North Stone Street. A small neighborhood house with 500 seats. It was refurbished and renamed Ritz Theatre on December 21, 1935. It was closed in 1938.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

Here’s an item about the Crescent from The Moving Picture World, July 12, 1913:

“Wilson L. Augustine has opened a moving picture theater in the residential section of East Decatur, Ill. The building represents an investment of $6,000, and has a seating capacity of 500. Brick and concrete material were used in the construction, making the house fireproof. The name of the theater is the ‘Crescent.’”

rivest266 on February 11, 2016 at 11:48 pm

December 21st, 1935 grand opening ad as Ritz in photo section.

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