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Holiday Star Theater

2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
340 Main St
Park Forest IL 60466

Record #6375  
 Opened: October 28, 1950
 Closed: 2013
 Current Use:
Architect(s): Loebl Schlossman & Bennett
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Holiday, Park Forest, Eagle
 Previously operated by: Classic Cinemas, Sensible Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow and Konrad Schiecke.

The 1050 seat Holiday Theatre opened in November 1950. According to the 1951 Theatre Catalog, this shopping-center cinema made "unusual" use of recorded music in the lobby; there was also a fireplace.

In 1980, Classic Cinemas started managing it and changed the name to Park Forest. In 1990, the theater was twinned to a 374-seat and 276-seat theater. The original balcony was cut in half with 150 seats each. In 1993, a fifth screen was added in the store below the balcony.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

September 2013 photos from the Steve Kraus collection.

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2011 photos from the Joseph Hernandez collection.

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Photos from the 1951 Theatre Catalog collection.

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Last featured 3/20/2005. Last edited 6/18/2014.

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