Colonial Theatre

426 N. Main Street,
Bloomington, IL 61701

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Nickelodeon

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Photo courtesy Kenneth R. Davis.

The Nickelodeon was opened by March 1908 when it was screening Selig Pictures. By 1914 it was operating as the Colonial Theatre. It had closed by 1926.

Building is still standing and today houses Wilson Cycle & Sales, a bicycle store.

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig on June 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

July 28, 1908 print ad as Nickelodian vie below website. Added to Photos section as well.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2022 at 8:38 pm

This item is from the May, 1909 issue of The Nickelodeon: “Bloomington, Ill. — The Colonial, a handsome new motion picture theater, has been opened at 426 North Main street.”

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