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ChrisBevard commented about Grove Theatre on Nov 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I’m from Galesburg, and wish I could provide more info. My father, a b-movie enthusiast, and my stepmother used to go there a lot in the 60s – it was the only theater in the area to show b-movies and exploitation films aside from the Galesburg Drive-In for quite some time – my stepmother in particular remembers seeing “Them!” there, and my father remembers seeing a couple of different early “splatter” films there. It closed officially in – I THINK – 1972. I know for a fact that it was a movie house until at least 1970. They did used to show films that the Orpheum and the Twin West, Galesburg’s other non-drive-in theaters at the time, wouldn’t show.