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Amus-U Theatre

Main St
La Harpe IL

Closed
Record #20625  
 Opened:
 Closed: 1959
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 350 seats
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Information for this tour was contributed by Konrad Schiecke.

After a fire destroyed the original theatre, owner Mr. Ewing took on a partner in Mr. C.K. Todd to rebuild the theater. The new building was slightly larger, seating 350 persons. By 1952, Mr. Todd was sole owner, and he sold the theater to the Howard Magin family. They operated it until 1959, when the doors closed due to television keeping people home. The Magin family converted the theatre into a bowling alley, which opened in 1959 as Lucky Strike Bowl. The bowling alley was sold three years later to the Hubbard family. The building still stands.



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Last featured 5/29/2002. Last edited 1/1/2006.

 
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