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Whether showing live entertainment or films, theaters have always been places of fantasy.  Many have now been restored, some have their own museums, some are once again featuring live entertainment or movies.   
 

Theater  Illinois - Wyoming

 

 

 

Theatres:  to GA, IL-WY

 


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  Illinois

  Aurora

  Paramount Arts Center

  23 East Galena Blvd

  Aurora   IL  60506    

  Phone   630 896-6666

  Web Site  http://www.paramountarts.com/

  Description  restored Art Deco theater with active performance schedule

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theater

  New or Updated:   11/5/2004

  Palestine
  Fife Opera House
 
125 S Main Street
  PO Box 132
 
Palestine IL 62451 
  Phone 618 586-9418
  Web Site http://pioneercity.com/ppps/page2.html
 
Description  restored entertainment venue now hosts community events, meetings
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type  Theater
 
Kind of Activity  Performance
  Era  1901
 
Owner/Operator:  Palestine Preservation Projects Society
  New or Updated:
07/16/2003

  IN

  Valparaiso

  Memorial Opera House

  104 Indiana Avenue

  Valparaiso   IN

  Phone   219 548-9137

  Web Site  http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/

  E-mail  mailto:info@memorialoperahouse.com

  Description  memorial building  used for theatre

  Type of Resource   Activity

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theater

  Kind of Activity   Performance

  New or Updated: 11/22/2004

  KS

  Hutchinson

  Historic Fox Theatre

  18 East First Ave

  Hutchinson  KS        67501    

  Phone   620 663-5861

  Web Site  www.hutchinsonfox.com

  Toll Free  877 369-7469

  E-mail  mailto:thefox@hutchinsonfox.com?subject=Website Question

  Description  art deco theatre reopened in 1999 with movies, live performances, group rentals

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus Entertainment

  Building Type   Theatre

  Kind of Activity   Performance

  New or Updated:             12/4/2005


Kansas
Sedan
Emmett Kelly Historical Museum
204 East Main Street
Sedan KS 67361
Phone 316 725-3470
Web Site http://www.emmettkellymuseum.com/menu.html
Alt Web http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/north_america/uskss001.html-1
Description famous clown Kelly but also a general history museum with radios, print shop, Sparky the Clown
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Theater
Industry /Profession Circus
New or Updated: 06/26/2003

Wamego
Columbian Theatre, Museum & Art Center
521 Lincoln Avenue
MAIL PO Box 72
Wamego  KS  66547  
Phone  785 456-2029
Web Site  http://www.columbiantheatre.com/
Toll Free  800 899-1893
 
Alt Web  http://www.wamegoweb.com/to/columbian/default.htm
 
Description  restored 1893 theatre features murals from 1893  Columbian Exposition,                         performing arts, gallery
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Theater
 
Kind of Activity  Performance
 
Collection N-Z  Paintings
 
Era      1893
 
New or Updated:  07/10/2003

  Kentucky
  Owensboro

  Goldie's Best Little Opryhouse

  418 Frederica Street

  Owensboro  KY   42301    

  Phone   270 926-0254

  Web Site  http://www.goldiesopryhouse.com/

  Description  family-oriented shows every Friday & Saturday, bluegrass, 50's rock, variety

  Type of Resource   Tourist Attraction

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theater

  Industry /Profession Music

  New or Updated:  5/4/2005

 

  MD

  Baltimore

  League of Historic American Theaters

  334 N Charles ST, 2nd floor

  Baltimore  MD  21201    

  Phone 410 659-9533'

  Web Site http://www.lhat.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@lhat.org

  Description  works to preserve historic theatres in US and abroad

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Preservation

  Building Type Theatre

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  New or Updated:  7/19/2006

 
Missouri
Boonville
Friends of Historic Boonville
PO Box 1776
Boonville MO 65233
Phone
660 882-7977
Web Site http://c-magic.com/boonvill/Thespian.htm
Description active group in town with 7 National Register Districts and 19 individual sites
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Preservation
Building Type Theater
Nature of Group or Site Association
 

  Nebraska

  Minden

  Minden Opera House

  322 East Fifth Street

  PO Box 1

  Minden  NE   68959    

  Phone   308 832-0588

  Web Site  http://www.mindenoperahouse.com/

  E-mail  mailto:operahouse@axtelltech.com

  Description  refurbished theatre with active performance schedule and art gallery

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type  Theater

  Kind of Activity   Performance

  Era  1891

  New or Updated:  2/28/2005

 
New York
New York
Cinema Treasures
41 East 11th Street, 11th Floor
New York NY 10003
Phone
Web Site
http://www.scinematreasures.org/
E-mail
mailto:info@cinematreasures.org
Description
ambitious effort to build database and community of classic movie theaters -- over 3000 in detailed database
Type of Resource
History Related Organization
Primary Focus
Entertainment
Building Type Theatre
Kind of Activity Link List
Nature of Group or Site Web Site
New or Updated: 07/04/2003

  SD

  Yankton

  Lewis & Clark Theater Co

  328 Walnut

  PO Box 836

  Yankton          SD           57078    

  Phone   605 665-1298

  Web Site  http://www.lewisandclarktheatre.com/

  Alt Web  http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section2/sdcities/Yankton/HistoricDT/dakotatheatre.htm

  Description  live theatre & concerts in 1902 theatre

  Type of Resource   Activity

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theatre

  Kind of Activity   Performance

  New or Updated:             8/25/2005

  Texas
 
Claude
 
Armstrong County Museum & Gem Theatre
 
120 N Trice
 
Claude  TX    79019 
 
Phone   806 226-2187
 
Web Site http://www.searchtexas.com/gem-theatre/
 
E-mail  mailto:armgem@amaonline.com
 
Alt Web  http://www.texasptmc.org/itineraries/armstrong.htm
 
Description  art gallery, live entertainment
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type   Theater
 
Kind of Activity   Performance
 
New or Updated:   5/26/2004
 

  San Antonio

  Las Casas Foundation

  222 East Houston Street #550

  San Antonio TX   78205    

  Phone   210 223-4343

  Web Site  http://www.lascasasfoundation.org/

  E-mail  mailto:%20tours@lascasasfoundation.org

  Description  Preserves Majestic and Charline McCombs Empire Theaters & San Antonio

                    Performing Arts Center

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type   Theatre

  New or Updated:  9/28/2004

Wisconsin
Menomonie
Mabel Tainter Memorial Building
205 Main Street
Menomonie WI 54751
Phone
715 235-9726
Web Site http://lorenzo.uwstout.edu/mabel/mabel.html
Alt Web http://www.uwstout.edu/geninfo/menomonie.html
Description theater donated to city and in continuous use for public performances and events
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type  Theater
Research/Reading Library
Era 1890
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