Fox Theater

War Memorial Drive,
Peoria, IL 61614

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Previously operated by: GKC Theatres, Mann Theatres, National General Theatres

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20th Fox Theater - Peoria, IL

The Fox Theater was a single-screen cinema of approximately 800 seats. It was built in the late 1960s of concrete block. It went through a succession of owners: National General Theatres, Mann Theatres (California), Wehrenberg (St. Louis) and Kerasotes (Springfield, Illinois). It was closed on January 22, 1989. It was soon razed. The site is now occupied by a restaurant and a couple of hotels.

In the late-1970’s and the 1980’s, a variety of promotions were held: a swimming pool in the parking lot for “Jaws”, live birds in the lobby for “Romancing The Stone”, and an Egyptian tomb theme throughout the lobby for “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”. Its union projectionist was replaced with automated film platters and projectors in the early-1980’s.

Contributed by Ross Brocksmith

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

jackiskin on August 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

i saw raiders of lost ark here in sept of 81..forgot or didnt notice the egyptian theme mentioned above…i went straight to the seats.. while roger and ronald and their friend david i think it was got snacks…roger said ronald tripped in the aisle with his popcorn or something to that effect….that was a great great movie. bot it had action all the way through it i tdays standards..not..1st movie i saw brother tom took me to see king kong there..last movie i saw there again was with tom…dead man dont wear plaid june 82

KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I saw Footloose, Hoosiers and Three Amigos there when I was a teenager. Loved that place!!

rivest266 on January 7, 2024 at 3:31 pm

Opened on July 2nd, 1969 with “Funny Girl” on a hard-ticket policy. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on January 7, 2024 at 7:40 pm

The last listings were on January 22nd, 1989.

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