Lil Theatre

7347 W. Madison Street,
Forest Park, IL 60130

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Lil Theatre, Forest Park, IL

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This Forest Park movie house was located, like the larger Forest Theatre, on W. Madison Street. It seated 500 and was in operation from around the 1910’s into the 1940’s. The building now serves as the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor.

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on January 9, 2005 at 3:14 pm

The Lil had its auditorium converted into warehouse space for the liquor retailer next door. A friend of mine who worked at the store took me in back to show what remained, which wasn’t much.

dmueller
dmueller on April 12, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Back in the mid 40s, my brother and I used to be taken to the Lil almost every Saturday afternoon. The theatre was filled with kids who got to watch, not only 2 full-length pictures (one always was a western) but also a continuing serial. So our parents had at least a 3 hour reprieve, and we had our enjoyment.

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