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Grand Theatre

Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
313 W Broadway St
Lincoln IL

Demolished 1960
Record #21856  
 Opened: November 27, 1895
 Closed: 1952
 Demolished: 1960
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Broadway, Majestic

Information for this tour was contributed by Dave Kraft.

Built in 1895 at 313 West Broadway Street for vaudeville shows by John J. Cossitt and S.A. Foley, the Broadway was converted for movies and showed the first moving pictures in Lincoln around 1910. By 1916, the theater was called the Majestic and was owned by A.L. Salmons and Frank Lawler. In 1920, the theater was called the Grand and Matthew Reinhardt was the proprietor. The theater was destroyed by fire on February 14, 1960, and has been demolished.

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Last featured 11/16/2002. Last edited 3/1/2019.

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