American Theatre

1026 Mississippi Avenue,
East St. Louis, IL 62201

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The American Theatre, which stood on 8th Street (now Mississippi Avenue) between Sycamore Street and Victory Avenue, was opened in 1928. It was an African-American theatre. It was closed in 1936 and is shown in the 1941, 1943 & 1945 Film Daily Yearbook as being closed with seating for 750.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 28, 2005 at 3:43 am

The American Theatre is also listed as ‘closed’ in the 1941 and 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook.

I have records that say it was listed in the 1930-1933 editions of F.D.Y operating as a Negro theatre.

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