Metro Cinemas

4620 N. University Street,
Peoria, IL 61614

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Previously operated by: GKC Theatres

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Metro Cinemas

Located in Metro Centre Shopping Center, Metro Cinemas was a first-run theater that was closed on January 2, 2000 and replaced with stores. Towards the end of its run, the theater specialized in limited release and award-winning films such as “Life is Beautiful”, “Elizabeth”, and “Gods and Monsters”.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

jackiskin on August 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

last movie i saw here..i think was trading places in 83

KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

One of the last ones I saw there was Dead Man Walking, but not sure it was the last. I like how you can tell from the outside where the cinema was – you paid for your tickets outside at a window.

Donnal on January 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I loved this theater and saw many wonderful films. One of my memorable ones: Purple Rain.

rivest266 on January 7, 2024 at 4:30 pm

Opened on February 9th, 1973 as the first twin cinema in Peoria. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on January 7, 2024 at 7:42 pm

Closed January 2nd, 2000.

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