Clark Theatre

764 Bainbridge Street,
Barry, IL 62312

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: New Clark Theatre

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CLARK Theatre; Barry, Illinois.

The New Electric Theatre was opened in 1912 at 520 Bainbridge Street. It was renamed Star Theatre in the early-1920’s.

In 1939 the operation of the theatre was moved down the block into a modern building and it reopened as the New Clark Theatre. The Clark Theatre was closed in 1962.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

kencmcintyre on November 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

You can’t see the theater very well, but the caption puts it on Main Street. The photo is dated 1942 from Life:

kencmcintyre on November 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I could have just said the theater was on Main, but this confirms it. I don’t think it’s a great photo either. Address should be updated.

route66sue on July 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

OK….I am familiar with Barry….from this photo, you are on what is now Bainbridge St, looking north with the Park on your right….where is the theater in this photo?
I want to go down to Barry and see where it used to be.
If you look down (North) to the next block on the right past the light colored building with the awnings, the other theater (Star Theater) would be a few buildings just past the light colored building. It is right before the where the alley is now. It is pretty easy to spot, but the owners would not let me in to take a look when asked a couple of years ago.

Trolleyguy on October 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

This theater was located at 764 Bainbridge Street. It is now a video production studio for Nature’s Way Outdoors. Streetview has been updated.

A picture from the 70’s can be seen on the Cinematour website.

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