Nauvoo Theatre

1255 Mulholland Street,
Nauvoo, IL 62354

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Functions: Restaurant

Styles: Quonset Hut

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Nauvoo TheatreĀ©...Nauvoo Illinois

Relacing an earlier Nauvoo Theatre which was located about 400ft away. This Nauvoo Theatre was a Quonset Hut style building which opened in 1951. It was closed in 1968, but hosted special nights of movies around three times a year. The building that was formerly the Nauvoo Theatre is now home to a restaurant.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm

The Temple of what?

KingBiscuits on December 5, 2008 at 9:51 pm

I meant Nauvoo Temple but now that you think about it, Temple of Doom may be acceptable.

robboehm on September 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Very interesting film. But, what I don’t understand is why is the theatre still intact and yet it’s listed as a restaurant. From the photo posted by Lost Memory it appears that the auditorium is to the left of the restaurant. Were there multiple auditoriums and the one now houses the restaurant? The posting says single screen. Bryan, could you clarify this please.

robboehm on May 6, 2010 at 8:21 am

Valid point, but a long time in coming (December 2008). No real action on this listing. Would you have the answer to my September 2009 question that I posed to Bryan?

robboehm on May 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thanks. Interesting. Bizarre. But at least the auditorium remains intact.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

From June 2012 a photo of the Nauvoo Theatre in Nauvoo.

robboehm on June 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Trying to read the marquee. Can’t. Do they light the vertical?

RickB on June 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Pretty sure that the last two lines on the marquee are ICE CREAM and SANDWICHES. The top one could be BREAKFAST but I’m not positive about that.

ghamilton on May 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

I was in Nauvoo earlier this week. The hostess of the eatery pried open the plywood coverings of one of the theater doors and showed me the interior. Indeed,the theater is INTACT and could be re-upped,so to speak. As tourists flock in increasing numbers,to this astonishing town,there just might be a market for this ancient venue to live again.

DavidZornig on February 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

Circa 2014 auditorium & projection booth photos added, photo credit Loren Argallā€Ž.

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