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Fischer Theatre


1998 Photo from the Justin West collection
162 N Vermilion St
Danville IL

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Record #10182  
 Opened: 1884
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Grand Opera House
 Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow and Bob Meza.

Built as Heinley's Grand Opera House in 1884, the 900-seat Fischer became a movie house and closed just shy of its hundredth birthday. Famous hometowners Gene Hackman, Bobby Short, Donald O'Connor, and Dick and Jerry Van Dyke helped raise money for the Fischer's restoration in summer 1988.

After years of trying to restore this theatre, and millions of mismanaged dollars, they have finally given up on this restoration. As you can see, they have a long way to go, but all restoration has stopped.

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August 2005 photos from the Bob Meza collection.


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April 2004 photos from the Darren Snow collection.


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May 1999 photos from the Darren Snow collection.


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Photos from the Fischer Theatre collection.


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Last featured 12/27/2002. Last edited 8/21/2011.

 
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