Eagle Theatre

115 S. Locust Street,
Pana, IL 62557

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Previously operated by: Tanner Theater Circuit

Functions: Retail

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Eagle Theatre

The Eagle Theatre was opened by 1922 when it had 400 seats. It had an eagle mounted above the marquee. In later years it was operated by the Tanner Theater Circuit. The Eagle Theatre was still open in 1957.

Daniel’s appliance store now operates from the building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Chris1982 on January 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

Address for this theatre, 113 S. Locust St., Pana, IL 62557. It was located down the street from the Roseland Theatre. The building is still standing and should not be listed as demolished.

SethG on July 5, 2023 at 5:31 am

I’m pretty sure the address is wrong. The 1925 map shows a theater at 115. It’s not on the 1916 map, and seems to be either a replacement or an extensive remodeling of the building shown on the older map. The building was two stories, so it has either been demolished or cut down. Pana was very depressing, and that whole section of the block is a really awful collection of bad remodeling and decay.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 8, 2023 at 9:46 am

Here is an item from the February 11, 1922 Moving Picture World:

“PANA, ILL. — Tanner Amusement Company, 115 South Locust street, has been organized with $20,000 capital by Louis W. Lohr, Walter A. Amling, Lena Tanner.”
The Eagle Theatre itself I’ve found mentioned by name as early as the July 9, 1921 issue of Exhibitors Herald.

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