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TedJ commented about Crest Theatre on Apr 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

As a child in the 1940s and 50s I lived at the North end of Dayton Ave, within walking distance of the Crest (less than half a mile). I moved before any changes happened. Back in the day it was very stylish, not as majestic as the theaters in downtown Peoria, such as the Madison. Hardly ever missed a Saturday matinee, hooked on the serials (nowadays they’re called sequels, but are longer and don’t run the next week.), comics and newsreels. I remember begging my folks to buy one of those new things called television sets, saying we could save money ‘cause we could watch shows at home… We did get a tv in 1953, but still went to the movies. Saturday at the movies has always been a priority for me, takes me back to my childhood. The Crest was a wonderful theater.