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Art Theatre


2003 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
126 W Church St
Champaign IL 61820
(217) 355-0068

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Record #10148  
 Opened: 1913
Capacity: 243 seats
Architect(s): Lewis E Russell
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Park, New Art

Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Meza.

Built as the city's first purpose-built movie house in 1913, its original ornate proscenium has been hidden away behind the scope screen for over 50 years. The stage area behind the original curtain is very shallow.

After a remodel, the theater reopened on June 21, 2003, with a free showing of "Chicago", followed by a public opening on the 27th with the film "The Shape of Things".

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June 2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.


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March 2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.


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2003 photos from the Greg Boardman collection.


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May 1999 photos from the Darren Snow collection.


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Last featured 4/21/1997. Last edited 10/25/2013.

 
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