Globe Five Cent Theater

57 S. Grove Avenue,
Elgin, IL 60120

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The Globe was Elgin’s first movie house. It was built in a converted grocery store on South Grove Avenue in 1907.

Before this theater existed, short films were being shown at the DuBois Opera House, which was located not too far from the Globe.

The first films shown here only lasted about an hour which consisted of three comic reels which ran about ten minutes per reel. Movies were shown using a hand-cranked projector.

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BrendanM on October 8, 2007 at 6:13 pm

The seating capacity for the Globe was 200.

BrendanM on October 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm

The Globe was located at 57 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin and had a seating capacity of about 200.

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