315 E. Commercial Street,
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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres
Previous Names: Princess Theatre, Four Star Theatre
This downtown theatre started with silent movies and then moved on to the talkies. It opened as the Princess Theatre in 1917 (there was an earlier Princess Theatre in town which had opened in 1911). It was a second run double feature theatre. It was a small narrow theatre with a small screen. By 1943 it was operated by Fox Midwest Amusement Corp. Following renovations in reopened as the Kickapoo Theatre on October 5, 1944 with Paulette Goddard in “I Love a Soldier”. It was closed on November 30, 1956 with Simone Signoret in “Diabolique” & Alec Guinness in “The Captain’s Paradise”.
It briefly became the Four Star Theatre featuring country western music which operated for a year in 1958. It then became a roller skating rink. It was demolished in 1977.
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