Showtime Cinemas

105 W. Main Street,
Carmi, IL 62821

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Previously operated by: Turner-Farrar Theaters

Architects: Oliver William Steigemeyer

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: New Carmi Theatre, Carmi Theatre, Carmi Cinemas

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Showtime Cinemas

This theatre with its striking Moderne-style facade, located on Main Street, opened as a single screen house named the New Carmi Theatre in 1940, but later was divided into three screens.

Last operated as the Showtime Cinemas, it was closed in January 2013. It had been demolished by 2019.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 13, 2005 at 1:45 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook’s, 1941 and 1943 have the New Carmi Theatre with a seating capacity of 500. The 1950 edition of F.D.Y. gives a seating capacity of the Carmi Theatre as 780.

JamesGrebe on June 10, 2005 at 12:37 am

The Carmi is now the Showtime Cinemas and have at least 3 screens. It is operational.James Grebe

dakotabuddy on July 14, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Does it have a website?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2010 at 7:29 am

Various issues of Boxoffice through the year 1939 reported on the progress of Frank Barnes' new theater at Carmi. I haven’t found the opening date, but the sound system had been installed by November 11, 1939, so the house must have been completed later that year or very early in 1940. The architect for the project was Oliver W. Stiegemeyer.

Zycrow on December 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Just saw “Muppets” here the other day. Small screens, but great atmosphere! Owners are apparently looking to sell theater and train new owners.

CSWalczak on June 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Official website:

rivest266 on December 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Website is now dead, cinema must have closed since there are no showtimes anywhere.

retroalli on September 4, 2019 at 9:02 am

Demolished per Facebook post:[0]=68.ARCLo1ilyRB_5-cQJzgiCVTT2v81Rc3rEbthtLTD_9Bjh4GT14BQlF1zsOWZpqykD_oXxKsl7DypsIS2TdYw65BDI9_qKM_gdrNnZ-ndLyOKoZ2SskxYi8-lxbk66dq04uMBe-5ZY3fMw5vEnrb-4bKkz5SyqYZSNstNJF-0PtYwLqygRPJdi3o9fEazL7l13Lgx2dOhIemvFMZqD2qQhp5TtIdortUCtt5SoZsuhHfviK9TJEkWzbUEnfSKpSRiX5hw&tn__=-R

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