2001 Photo from the Darren Snow collection
|Record #10350 |
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Bond|
| Previously operated by: Frisina Enterprises|
Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.
In 1937, the Frisina chain announced plans to open a new cinema in the Oddfellows hall, a building that debuted in 1908 as a hardware store. A huge marquee, bearing almost 500 light bulbs, was hung outside, Roy M. Kennedy and Sons (of Taylorville) decorated the inside, and the Bond went into business the same day the Lyric Theatre closed. The marquee caused a problem in 1979, while Frisina was mulling over remodeling the place. It was found that the gigantic thing was about to collapse -- and rather than spend money to replace it, the chain just shut the theatre down.
Converted into an antique mall, the building didn't resemble a cinema from the street, but the lobby was still very recognizable.
In yet another incarnation, the Globe Theater has opened within the shell of the old Bond.
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