Lincoln Theatre

16-18 W. Main Street,
Danville, IL 61832

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Previously operated by: Balaban & Katz Corp., Publix Theaters Corporation

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Lincoln Theatre

Opened as the Lincoln Opera House in the 1860’s. It later became part of the Publix Great States Theatres chain. The Lincoln Theatre was closed in 1954, and has been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 24, 2010 at 7:32 am

There is a Grand Opera House listed under Danville in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. Is it the same as the Lincoln Opera House? (there are no street addresses in this Guide, unfortunately). The Grand OH had 1,000 seats, gas and electric illumination, was located on the first floor, had a proscenium opening 32 feet square, and a stage 40 feet deep. There were 7 in the house orchestra, tickets priced at 25 cents to $1. A. Heinly was the house Mgr. The 1897 population of Danville was 18,000.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 24, 2010 at 9:53 am


1935 Balaban and Katz Great States?

1940 Publix?

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