Warsaw Theatre

586 Main Street,
Warsaw, IL 62379

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50sSNIPES on October 16, 2023 at 8:09 am

Update: The Warsaw Theatre also opened with a newsreel.

And correction: It’s Vivo, not Vival. The Vivo replaced the Dreamland and later became the Royal before the Warsaw replaced the Royal.

50sSNIPES on October 15, 2023 at 10:01 am

The Warsaw Theatre opened its doors on October 1, 1947 with “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” (unclear if any short subjects were added), as a replacement of the nearby Royal Theatre which closed a day prior to the opening of the Warsaw Theatre.

What’s strange about movie houses in Warsaw is that the total of four movie theaters in history that served Warsaw replaced one after another. First there was the Dreamland, then the Vivid who replaced the Dreamland, then the Royal who replaced the Vivid, and then the Warsaw that replaced the Royal.

The Warsaw Theatre closed in the early-1970s.