Home Theatre

109 S. Range Street,
Oblong, IL 62449

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Home Theatre, Oblong, IL

The original Home Theatre opened in July 1922 with 237 seats. It was destroyed by fire in March 1944.

A new Home Theatre was built on the site, opening in March 1945. It is listed in the 1945 Film Daily Yearbook with seating for 400. It closed in 1965.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2006 at 11:05 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1941 and 1943 editions with a seating capacity of 250 and 278 respectively. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. seating is given as 370.

raubre on July 30, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Is it closed?

dallasmovietheaters on August 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

The original 237-seat Home Theatre opened at 109 S. Range Street in July of 1922 according to its operators, Price & Dalrymple. Thomas J. Price took on the theatre without Dalyrymple in 1931. In March of 1944, the first Home Theatre was destroyed in a fire. Free films were shown outside near that location while the new Home Theatre was under consideration for a potential rebuild. Despite the War and associated material shortages, the building’s owner, Guy Flick and Price got Governmental approval to rebuild the Home.

The new Home Theatre was constructed at the same location as the original opening in April of 1945 at 109 S. Range. It appears to have fulfilled a 20-year lease before closing. The space was repurposed for other retail interests with the building surviving into the 21st Century.

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