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Empire Theatre


2004 Photo from the Kyle Fee collection
115 N Eighth St
Quincy IL

Closed
Record #25981  
 Opened:
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Apartments
 Demolished:
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Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Kyle Fee.

The Empire closed during the silent era, unable to compete with the more fashionable Washington and Orpheum theatres. After that it was used as an auditorium for graduations and the Quincy Community Theatre. Louise Brooks apparently appeared there live on New Year's Day 1924 with a traveling dance company. The building currently has been converted to apartments.

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April 2004 photos from the Kyle Fee collection.


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