206 S. Rock Island Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: Paramount-Publix
Styles: Spanish Moorish
Previous Names: Derry Theatre, Criterion Theatre
The Derry Theatre was opened as a live theatre on January 19, 1921. On November 11, 1923 it became a movie theatre, renamed Criterion Theatre screening Harold Lloyd in “Why Worry”. On January 19, 1933 it was gutted by fire.
It was rebuilt, reopening on May 24, 1934 as the New Criterion Theatre. with Zazu Pitts, in “Sing and Like It”. On August 29, 1940 it was renamed Rocket Theatre. It was closed in 1958. It was demolished in 1965 for a parking lot.
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