Capitol Theatre

108 W. Main Street,
Morrison, IL 61270

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Previously operated by: Bailey Enterprises

Architects: Walter Earl Bort, John H. Ladehoff

Styles: Italian Renaissance

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Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre opened in late-1928 and was torn down in 1977.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Located on Main Street (East or West is not stated in my reference which also gives an opening as in the 1920’s), the Capitol Theatre was owned by Bailey Enterprises.

It was demolished in 1977 and a fast food business was built on the site.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2013 at 1:33 am

The Capitol Theatre was in operation by 1930, when its design was attributed to architect Walter Earl Bort, in association with architect John H. Ladehoff, in the October 25 issue of Exhibitors Herald-World.

MichaelKilgore on October 9, 2021 at 11:06 pm

Motion Picture Herald, July 27, 1952: “Bailey Enterprises have sold their Capital theatre, Morrison, Ill., to LeRoy B. McMahon, who also operates the Gran in Granville, Ill.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 10, 2021 at 2:00 am

The July 7, 1928 issue of Exhibitors Herald World said that “[t]he Capitol at Morrison, Ill., is now under construction. It is being built by Smith & Potter of that place.” It was likely opened before the end of 1928.

A very small photo, left column, second from the bottom on this web page shows the block the the Capitol Theatre was on. As several buildings nearby it are still standing, it’s possible to calculate that the Capitol’s entrance was at 108 W. Main Street.

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