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Princess Theatre

2002 Photo from the Konrad Schiecke collection.
300 E Center St
Le Roy IL
(309) 962-2468

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Record #9890  
 Opened: November 21, 1916
Capacity: 158 seats
Architect(s): WW Van Atta
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The Princess Theatre on Main Street contained 300 seats, opened in 1916 as a silent movie house with the film "Tennessee's Partner". It continued to show movies until the mid-1980s, followed by a brief use as a country and western playhouse. The theater was purchased in 2003 by Dave Kraft and Susan and Kris Spaulding.

The theater reopened on Friday, August 6, 2004. It had been 22 years since a movie was shown at the Princess. The building was completely remodeled. Installed were a new screen, 158 new seats, JBL speakers for stereo-surround system, and Century projector.

In the fall of 2006, Mike Hanafin purchased the theater. It was initially leased, but the Hanafin family took over operation of the business on July 30, 2007.

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August 2004 photos from the Dave Kraft collection.

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April 2004 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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April 2004 photos from the Dave Kraft collection.

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March 2004 photos from the Dave Kraft collection.

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October 2003 photos from the Dave Kraft collection.

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The new roof is on.

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Interior work has be...

2003 photos from the Dave Kraft collection.

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Last featured 8/7/2004. Last edited 9/22/2019.

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