Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center

309 N. Plum Street,
Pontiac, IL 61764

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Eagle Theater, Pontiac, IL

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The Eagle Theater, located on the corner of Plum Street and Madison Street in Pontiac, first opened in 1939 with 500 seats. It closed in the mid-1980’s’s and was converted into a gym. Since then it became a skateboard shop.

In October 2015 it was refurbished and became The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center presenting live theatre and special events.

Though its Art Moderne-style marquee still is intact, the theater building looks to be quite a bit older than the marquee.

Contributed by Bryan

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silversunlight
silversunlight on June 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

The Eagle Theatre has been refurbished and reopened as a dinner theatre for live shows by the Vermillion Players, a theatre company based in Pontiac, Illinois. The Gilders Association, which has its museum in downtown Pontiac, recently re-gilded the decorative elements. The theatre can be rented for private events. For more information check out:

http://pontiaceagle.com https://www.facebook.com/PontiacEagle (815) 844-1187

or call the City of Pontiac Tourism Office at http://visitpontiac.org.

Pontiac is a Route 66 community located 100 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 55 or four hours north of St. Louis, MO. Pontiac also has a Route 66 Museum, an excellent War Museum, Looking for Lincoln sites, the Pontiac Automobile Museum, and other attractions within walking distance of the restored County Courthouse, the spire of which can be seen for miles. The Eagle Theatre is located about three blocks from the Courthouse Square.

JAlex
JAlex on June 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Let’s also mention Pontiac is one of the stops of Amtrak’s trains between St. Louis and Chicago.

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