Castle Theatre

Washington Street and East Street,
Bloomington, IL 61701

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Castle Theatre

This was the 1st Castle Theatre opened in Bloomington, November 21, 1904. It was located at the northwest corner of Washington Street and East Street, which today is the site of the State Farm’s downtown office building. Programs included vaudeville and movie pictures. Closed with the opening of the new Castle Theatre in 1916.

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walterk on July 31, 2020 at 7:48 am

The pipe organ advertised on the marquee was installed by Hinners Organ Company of Perkin, Illinois in 1910. Hinners manufactured over 3,000 instruments, but less than 50 were installed in theatres, most of those in Illinois. A list of theatre installations shows this organ had 5 ranks, but did not supply information on the console.

The picture currently on the overview page can be dated to 1914, the year the movie on the marquee (Little Gray Lady) was released.

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