2006 Photo from the Christine Samoore collection
231 E State St|
Jacksonville IL 62650
|Record #6316 |
Opened: December 25, 1940|
Closed: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 321 seats|
Architect(s): Raymond G Johnson
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
| Previously operated by: Frisina Enterprises, Kerasotes Theatres|
Information for this tour was contributed by Christine Samoore.
The Times Theatre opened its doors on Wednesday, 25 December 1940 at 12:45 p.m. The first day the theatre showed a double feature of "The Housekeeper's Daughter" and "Streets of New York". The first show started at 1:00. It was owned by Kenneth F. Childs, who also served as it's first manager. Raymond G. Johnson designed the Times (he was a local architect). The theatre could seat 680 people (it now can seat only 321). Smirl & Gibson were the general contractors, but the majority of the labor was done by the local union. Boy Hansen Sign Company was responsible for the marquee, which holds 543 lightbulbs. The front of the building was engineered and supervised by C.C. Bensen.
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